The unexpectedly and mercilessly prolonged summer flagship season is already giving way to the fall flagship season and to many bits and pieces on what we’re expecting. Historically, we’ve seen Sony lead the charge for a semiannual product cycle. Chinese OEM Huawei took that pace and sped it up. There’s always a “P” phone, an “Honor” phone and a “Mate” phone to be had in a Huawei year. We may be getting some specs from the latter in an AnTuTu benchmark.
As always, you should take leaks like these with a grain of salt, especially considering that the phone’s model number is SUR-TL00, a marked difference from previous Mate phones — the Ascend Mate 2’s model numbers began with “MT2,” the Ascend Mate 7’s started with “MT7.” The dropping of the “Ascend” brand might account for the change in prefix, but we’ll see if this pans out.
Another name game being played is whether or not the phone will end up being the “Huawei Mate S” or the “Huawei Mate 7S.” Maybe it will just be the “M8,” because why the heck not? Again, we’re waiting for more info.
Here are the numbers:
|Phone||Huawei Mate S|
|SoC||HiSilicon Kirin 935|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.1GHz CortexA53e + Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53|
|Cameras||20 megapixels (rear) + 8 megapixels (front)|
This specific device is sporting 32GB of ROM and scored 46,776 on the whole AnTuTu benchmark. The 3D score came out to a paltry 11,946. The source outlet believes that the Mate S will be targeted to enterprise which would explain that poor performance.
Once again, nothing is set in stone here until we see Huawei show up with the device, most likely at IFA Berlin this year. But if the figures hold true, it’ll be interesting to see how this iteration of the Mate series improves upon the last.