Huawei Mate 8 Officially Launched In China, Powered By Octa-Core Kirin 905 Chipset
As previously expected, Huawei Mate 8 will in fact be powered by Kirin 950 SoC, built with 16nm FinFET process, with an octa-core processor and Mali T880MP4 GPU. The confirmation was made today when Huawei officially launched Mate 8, its latest smartphone.
Considered to be Huawei’s most advanced flagship smartphone, Huawei Mate 8 comes with four high power Cortex A-72 cores for maximum performance clocked in at 2.3GHz as well as four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8GHz for power saving in order to increase battery life.
There’s also an i5 coprocessor that “supports speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, all the functions of a sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation, and reduces location-based power consumption,” the company said in the press release.
Similar to the other recent Huawei smartphone, Nexus 6P, the Mate 8 also features a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone below the camera. Speaking of which, the camera features Sony’s IMX298 sensor, with the back camera being 16MP and the front being 8MP.
The body of the smartphone is made with aerospace-grade aluminum and 2.5D curved diamond cut glass giving it a pretty hefty and solid look.
The Mate 8 will ship with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 flavor of Android Marshmallow out of the box. The handset is available in China now with different RAM and storage variants. The cheapest one, 3GB/32GB costing around $480 and the most expensive one at $700 for 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. International availability is expected to be announced during CES in January 2016.