Tuesday, 3 November 2015 / No Comments
Huawei has finally started teasing the launch of its upcoming phablet, the Mate 8, which is expected to be unveiled on November 26. The Chinese company shared the teaser via Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), confirming the launch event as well as Mate 8 device.
The unannounced Huawei Mate 8 is expected to ship with the company's own Kirin 950 SoC, which will likely be the company's chipset for high-end devices. An earlier leaked roadmap of the company tipped that the Mate 8 may feature a 6-inch QHD display, Kirin 950 SoC, and a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS.
In another leak, Huawei's yet-to-be-announced Mate 8 was pictured (via Mobile Dad) purportedly showing the metal frame of the handset. The leaked images have been posted by an employee of Foxconn, in whose factory the Mate 8 is reportedly being assembled. In the leaked images, the Mate 8's SIM card tray can also be seen alongside microSD card slot. We can expect more details to emerge as the launch nears.
Last week, the Chinese company launched the Honor 5X in China. The metal-clad smartphone, also known as the Honor Glory Play 5X, was announced in two variants - with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM, priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200) and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,300) respectively.
Some of the highlights of the Honor 5X include dual-4G standby support; Android 5.1 Lollipop with the EMUI 3.1 skin; 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution IPS display; 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC (four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.7GHz + four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz); expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 128GB); 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash; 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery.