Huawei is already busy working on the successor to the Ascend Mate7 it launched last year. The upcoming phablet will be called just Huawei Mate 8, since the Chinese company is dropping the Ascend sub-brand this year.
So far, we've seen the Mate 8 purportedly pictured in a few live images back in January (one of those pictures is reproduced to the left). And now, many months later, we finally get a rumored spec list for the device.
The Mate 8 is supposedly going to come with QHD resolution for its touchscreen, which seems odd because the company's CEO once publicly bashed Xiaomi for using a QHD panel inside its Mi Note Pro. Perhaps in the meantime Richard Yu has realized the utility of higher-res displays.
Moving on, the new phablet should also get a 20.7MP rear camera, made by Sony. At the helm we shall find the Kirin 930 chipset with octa-core CPU.
The Mate 8 will keep the fingerprint scanner from its predecessor, along with the general design elements, all-metal construction, and Cat.6 LTE support. However, the display is said to be 'bezelless', continuing a nascent trend among Chinese smartphones (see the ZTE Nubia Z9, for example).