Huawei had recently announced that its high-end octa-core Kirin 950 SoC will be unveiled in Beijing on November 5th. The upcoming chipset is based on the 16nm manufacturing process and will directly compete with the other top-of-the-line chips in the market by Apple, Samsung, MediaTek, and Qualcomm. However, the spotlight today falls on the long-rumored Huawei Mate 8, which has been spotted in some freshly leaked render images.
As reported by MobileDad, the new Huawei Mate 8 is going to get a double curved screen similar to the one we have seen in the Galaxy S6 Edge. The edge of the screen will probably be used for app shortcuts. As seen the in the renders the design is almost void of any bezels and looks very smooth. There’s also a physical Home key right below the screen, which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor, just like it happens in the iPhone 6s. Looks like Huawei is trying to challenge Apple and Samsung directly with this new phone.
Since the new design is almost frameless, the new render shows the microSIM slot to be on the top of the device in between the 3.5mm jack and secondary microphone. However, the original report says that the second render image refers to the bottom of the screen, which we highly doubt as headphone jacks at the bottom of the phone are an uncommon sight.
Talking about the configurations of the Huawei Mate 8, the phablet will use a 6-inch pressure-sensitive display equipped with the Force Touch technology, just like the Huawei Mate S. Under the hood will be the new octa-core Kirin 950 processor, accompanied by 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The camera combo is said to be 20MP/8MP, while the phone will also carry a very impressive battery life.
Since Kirin 950 will be released on 5th November, we guess that the Huawei Mate 8 will only come out in December this year or January next year.