The once budget-minded Huawei has been on a roll lately with some impressive flagship offerings all through the year. From the Huawei Mate 7 that we reviewed in January, to the recently announced Huawei Mate S that we previewed at IFA, and even the higher-end Nexus 6P that we’re currently reviewing, the company is clearly out to make a name for itself. If you thought that was it for this year, maybe you’re right, but the Huawei Mate 8 could prove otherwise.
We’ve been following the rumors on this new flagship since July, and today we have sources claiming that we shouldn’t confuse it with Mate S that we saw at IFA. First of all we hear that it’ll sport a 6-inch QHD display, and that it’ll be powered by the company’s new Kirin 950 chip. What makes this chip special is the 16nm FinFET process and big.LITTLE architecture used for its design, as the source claims that it’ll blow the Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 out of the water. We also hear of an ARM Mali-T880 GPU, an i7 coprocessor, a Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 independent audio chip, 3 or 4GB of RAM, and 32 and 64GB of storage options.
Retail prices oscillate between $520 and $610, and the source claims that we might see it by November or early December.