Huawei’s upcoming Mate 8 phablet is one of the most frequently mentioned devices lately. We didn’t even know if Huawei plans to announce one considering they’ve announced Mate S during IFA, but the company’s CEO has confirmed that the device is coming, and Huawei has already teased its announcement as well. The Mate 8 will arrive on November 26th, and we’ll probably see a ton of leaks before the device actually launches.
Speaking of which, this phablet has surfaced on GFXBench pretty recently and revealed its specifications, which we’ll talk in a minute. Let’s first see what’s new, shall we. A new leak surfaced in China revealing Mate 8’s alleged pricing. According to this info, the phablet will arrive in both 3 and 4GB variants. The 3GB variant will cost $520, while the 4GB model is said to be priced at $610. This isn’t exactly all that affordable, but we’ve seen significantly higher-priced devices out in the market this year. Huawei did release a number of really affordable high-end devices this year, but their ‘Mate’ line has always been pricey, but at the same time, the best this company has to offer.
The Mate 8 will, according to GFXBench, feature a 6-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 3 or 4GB of RAM. The 3GB RAM variant is said to ship with 32GB of internal storage. while the 4GB RAM model will come with 64GB of native storage. This phablet will be fueled by the HiSilicon Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 2.2GHz, while the Mali-T880 GPU will be here for graphics processing. The 16-megapixel snapper will be available on the back of this device, and an 8-megapixel snapper will be available up front. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is said to come pre-installed on this phablet, and on top of it you’ll be able to find Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) skin. The fingerprint scanner will almost certainly going to be located on the back of this phablet, and the device will be made out of aluminum. 4G LTE connectivity is a given, but worth mentioning anyhow. That’s pretty much it, all we can do at this point is wait for more info, as soon as something pops up, we’ll let you know.