STATES CHRONICLE – After last year’s Mate 7 release selling over five million phones, we can now have a first look at Huawei Mate 8. Although in between these two models Huawei also launched the Mate S which is smaller the company is now going back to big.
Similarly to the others, the Mate 8 is a stylish phablet having the Android 6.0 Marshmallow system and the latest generation of Kirin processor. The Kirin 950 should be more efficient thanks to its powerful CPUs, the new 16nm FinFET and integrated LTE Cat 6 modem.
Just like its predecessor, the Mate 7, the new model has a 6-inch Full HD display that’s covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. Having such a large display going from edge to edge makes it have an 83% screen-to-body ratio. However, what the Mate 8 brings compared to the Mate 7 is its color range covering 95% of the NTSC gamut.
The backside circular fingerprint reader, just as the one on Nexus 6P should be better than the one on Mate 7. This is because it doesn’t only read Level 1 which is “the flow of the friction ridges” and Level 2 which refers to the presence of features and their sequence along the friction ridge paths. The fingerprint reader of Mate 8 also reads Level 3 which represents the intricate detail of a single ridge. Of course, this will keep your phone and personal information more secure.
Other changes include the 16 megapixels camera, a smaller battery of 4,000 mAh and an i5 sensory co-processor. The phone is aluminum and comes in various colors: Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown and Space Gray.
All this information was “leaked” as the phone will only be launching in China for now. The official world launch will take place in January at CES. The price has not been announced either, but it is estimated to be around $600 depending on the positioning of the series’ value.
Therefore, if you’re not in China, you will have to wait a bit more until the official launch. However, given its features the wait might be worth its while, especially for those of you who are into incredibly wide phone screens.
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