Huawei Mate 8 Officially Introduced With Kirin 950 SoC And Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Posted: Nov 26 2015, 8:12pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Huawei Mate 8 Introduced With Kirin 950 SoC And Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Huawei’s much anticipated "most advanced flagship smartphone", the Mate 8, has finally been announced. The device has been in the news for quite a while.

Finally, the arrival has been welcomed by the users. As far as the details are concerned, Mate 8 has a 6-inch FHD IPS display.

The device is powered by company’s recent Kirin 950 SoC. It has octa-core CPU and Mali T880MP4 GPU. The chipset has four high-power Cortex-A72 cores, clocked at up to 2.3 GHz.

It has extra four power-saving Cortex-A53 ones, working at 1.8 GHz. Mate 8 also has an i5 co-processor. The processor supports speech recognition and low-power consumption MP3.

All the functions of the processor have a sensor hub and fused location provider navigation. The company claims that it can also reduce location-based power consumption.

The SoC is manufactured using TSMC's 16 nm FinFET process. The much talked about fingerprint sensor is also mounted in the back of the new device.

The sensor is made from the fine aerospace-grade aluminum and 2.5D curved diamond cut glass. As for the camera, Sony's latest IMX298 16MP sensor is fitted at the back.

There is also an 8MP camera on the front. The device also has a massive 4000mAh battery. Huawei Mate 8 has the company’s latest well-developed EMUI 4.0 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The new setup offers features like a power-saving firewall, voice controls, eRecovery and a defragmenter.

The official press statement of the company claims that the device has already made its way through Chinese markets. It is available in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB options.

The three renditions are priced at $480, $590, and $700, respectively. The color options include Moonlight Silver, Mocha Brown, Champagne Gold, and Space Gray.

The details regarding the international availability are not provided yet. It is expected that the information will be disclosed in January during the time of CES; next year.

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