Huawei Mate 8 Unveiled in China with Kirin 950

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One of the biggest Chinese Smartphone makers Huawei is all set to draw attention with its new device. The handset was previously talked in rumors but it is seriously been the talk of the town now – The latest release in China, Huawei Mate 8. The phablet brings 6-inch Display, Octa-core CPU (Kirin 950), 3GB/ 4GB RAM and most surprisingly runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS. Mate 8 is believed to be the successor of year old Mate 7 and Mate S. Huawei Mate 8 is definitely one of the mid-high end gadgets from the maker. huaweimate8

If you are in China you can see the handset as it is made official in the Country. For folks around the globe have to wait for the CES 2016 which is to be held in January. Huawei has its device ready for the CES 2016.

Talking about the specifications, Huawei Mate 8 sports 6-inch Display flaunting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is running on the latest Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS with EmotionUI 4.0 on the top. It has got much curvier body and slimmer edges than the other Mate series handset.

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Under the hood, the new Mate 8 is powered by octa-core Kirin 950 summed up by four Cortex A53 clocked at 1.8GHz (high-efficiency cores) and four Cortex A72 clocked at 2.3GHz (high performance cores), Mali T880MP4 GPU unit.

The processor is powerful and efficient delivering a better quality graphics and power. In terms of memory, phablet is offered with 3GB RAM with 32GB of NAND storage or 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. It is a Dual SIM handset NanoSIM and NanoSIM (w/o microSD).

For photos and videos, Mate 8 phablet features 16MP rear facing camera with Sony IMX298 Sensor w/ 1.12µm pixels, F/2.0 aperture and LED flash with circular designs. On the secondary front, the smartphone sports 8MP Sony IMX179 front camera with video chats and selfies. Connectivity-wise, the smartphone supports 4G LTE/ 3G HSPA, Bluetooth v4.2, microUSB2.0, GPS/GLONASS, DLNA, NFC and 3.5mm audio jack. It is powered by 4000 mAh battery.

Huawei Mate 8 will be presented in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray and Mocha Brown color variant. We will keep this space updated upon further updates so stay tuned.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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