Huawei To Announce 6-inch Mate 8 Today At CES 2016
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei unveiled their really quite large, Mate 8, back in November. A teaser image has now appeared on the company’s Facebook page, which indicates that the handset is about to debut in the US, which is currently only sold in China.
The most striking aspect of the Mate 8 is its gigantic 6-inch screen with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The metal-clad handset is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, which according to the company, offers a 100 percent performance boost over the Kirin 930 processor found in the Mate 7.
The Mate 8 comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the back, with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor, capable of shooting photos at the same 1080p resolution as the rear camera.
If previous reports are to be believed, Huawei will offer two versions of the Mate 8, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space, and the other with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Further, the device will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and run Huawei’s EMUI 4.0, the company’s own flavor of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In addition to the Mate 8, Huawei is also getting ready to announce a new tablet and a new Huawei smartwatch during a press conference today at CES 2016. We’ll keep you updated with the latest as it happens.
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