The ancient Mate 8 is one of several Huawei-branded smartphones being promised Android Oreo delivery... someday, alongside the P9, P9 Plus, Nova Youth Edition, Nova 2 and 2 Plus.
Huawei continues to crush its own smartphone sales records, shipping 140 million units this year so far, including 10M P9-series devices.
Huawei SuperCharge is the nearly guaranteed market name of the company's looming fast charging technology, previewed last year.
If you thought the P9 and P9 Plus were impressive slabs of silicon, wait until you see the super-high-end Huawei Mate 9 unveiled in the fall.
With a high price tag and confusing software, the Mate 8 isn't perfect – but its zippy performance and outstanding endurance make it a contender.
Huawei's new flagship smartphone makes some smart sacrifices to deliver endurance unlike any other high-end phone we've tested.