Huawei has just lifted the lid on the new Huawei Mate 8, revealing that the new phablet features Huawei’s own Kirin 950 SoC. The processor has already been spotted on the AnTuTu benchmark database, scoring an already impressive 79,131 points, which is higher than the 67,520 points scored by the Samsung Galaxy S6. The Mate 8 made another run on AnTuTu, and surprisingly scored higher than its previous test result.
Tested again on AnTuTu
The Huawei Mate 8’s recent AnTuTu results surfaced on Chinese-speaking Weibo. Previously, the phablet scored an impressive 79,131 points on the benchmark database. Now, the device scored an even more impressive 94,250 points. Of course, since benchmark results can be faked, take this information with a pinch of salt, until the device is launched and is put through proper tests.
To recap, the Huawei Mate 8 sports a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 367 ppi. Under the hood is Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A72s cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, four Cortex A53s clocked at 1.8 GHz, and an ARM Mali-T880 GPU to handle graphics made under the company’s 16 nm process. The Mate 8 will be available in a version with 3 GB of RAM and another version with 4 GB of RAM. Storage options include 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions. It also features a microSD card slot. Its camera combo consists of a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. There are two versions of the Huawei Mate 8. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000 mAh battery that supports QuickCharging. The Huawei Mate 8 also features an improved fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device. The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 slapped on top.
The Huawei Mate 8 will be available in China in the first quarter of 2016, and will set buyers back the equivalent of £312. We’re guessing, however, that this price tag will be higher if it does land on our shores.
It is yet to be determined if the Huawei Mate 8 will be available in the UK.
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