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Huawei 8 Gets Released with 6-inch Display, Kirin 950 SoC and Marshmallow

27 November, 2015 CES 2015

As expected, Huawei has made it official that the Mate 8 will be released as the company's most advanced flagship smartphone. In accordance with what was teased before, this device is powered by the Chinese firm's latest Kirin 950 SoC with octa-core CPU and Mali T880MP4 GPU, and features a 6-inch FHD IPS display.


For those who are still in the dark, the Kirin 950 chipset comes with four high-power Cortex-A72 cores, clocked at up to 2.3 GHz and an additional four power-saving Cortex-A53 ones, clocking at 1.8 GHz.


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," as per the statement given by the company in a press release. The SoC is manufactured by following TSMC's 16 nm FinFET process. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum and 2.5D curved diamond cut glass, the Mate 8 also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of camera, the smartphone has Sony's latest IMX298 16MP sensor at the rear end and an 8MP snapper on the front.


There will be three versions of the Mate 8, based on RAM and storage. Here's the breakdown:

  • 3GB RAM/32GB storage: 2999 CNY ~ $470
  • 4GB RAM/64GB storage: 3699 CNY ~ $580
  • 3GB RAM/128GB storage: 4399 CNY ~ $690

 

The press release reveals that the handset is currently available in China. The international availability details will be made public at CES in January next year.

 

Source: cnet

 

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