The Huawei Mate 8 has been in the rumorland for quite a while. It was touted for an August 20 release, but we got the Honor 7i today instead. Then it was reportedly coming in Berlin's IFA next month, while some latest rumors postponed its launch for early next year.
We thought we were sure Huawei will be outing the rumored Mate 7S or just Mate S at IFA, but now we are not so confident. The last couple of days the supposed Mate 7S leaked via the Chinese TENAA and it looks slightly different from what we are seeing today. Particularly the placement of the front camera is wrong. So we are either looking at two different devices, or just one with a massive name confusion created by all the leaks.
Today we can finally see the Huawei Mate 8, or Mate S, or Mate 7S, or whatever it's called in live photos, and while those are low-res, they seem like the real deal. Check it out.
The Mate 8 is expected to come with a bezel-less 6" IPS Quad HD display and to run on the powerful Kirin 950 chipset with 3GB or 4GB RAM. The Kirin 950 chip is expected to pack an octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A72 at 2.4GHz and 4x Cortex-A57. The GPU in charge of graphics will be a Mali-T880.
The Mate 8 is also rumored to offer a 20.7MP main camera and an 8MP selfie shooter, a fingerprint sensor, LTE Cat.6 connectivity, a massive 4,500 mAh battery, and a brand new Emotion 4.0 UI on top of Android Lollipop.
September 2 is very close, so everything will become clear very soon, including the name of this device.
Good catch. I thought something about the photos looked really weird, lol.
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The pic are fake . It shows the device running on EMUI 2.0 which is 1 and half years old . So, it's just someone pasted a pic of the UI on the front of the phone . So, nothing to be exited about .