Huawei Mate 8 Pops Up On GFXBench, 4GB Of RAM In Tow

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Ever since Huawei announced the Mate S smartphone during IFA in Berlin back in September, we've been wondering if they intend to announce Mate 8 at all. We've been seeing Mate 8 rumors for months now, so it was certainly probable Mate 8 is coming. Huawei's CEO, Yu Chengdong, has confirmed quite recently that the device is coming, and not long after that the company has released an official Mate 8 teaser confirming its launch date. The phablet will be announced on November 26th, and we have some new info to share with you, read on.

The Huawei Mate 8 has actually popped up on GFXBench under the model number NXT-AL10. According to the benchmark listing, the Mate 8 will feature a 6-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 2.2GHz will fuel this phablet along with a Mali-T880 GPU for graphics. The 16-megapixel shooter will be available on the back of this phablet, and an 8-megapixel camera will be located up front. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will come pre-installed on this phablet according to GFXBench, and you can also expect to see Huawei's EMUI (Emotion UI) Android skin installed on top of Google's OS.

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As already mentioned, we've seen a ton of Mate 8 leaks thus far, and it's safe to say that this device will be made out of metal, most probably aluminum. Huawei has released a number of such devices this year, and the Mate 8 will definitely be the top of the line offering from this China-based company. The fingerprint scanner will probably also be available here, and it will almost certainly going to be located below the rear-facing camera sensors. All in all, Mate 8 is expected to be an extremely well-specced, and sleek looking device. Huawei did announce quite a few high-end offerings this year, but their Mate7 phablet which was announced last year is still regarded as one of the better-looking devices out there, so Mate 8 has big shoes to feel. Either way, stay tuned, we'll let you know if any additional info appears before Huawei announces this phablet

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