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Huawei may unveil Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC on November 5

Huawei may unveil Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC on November 5
Huawei may unveil Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC on November 5
A press invitation from Huawei for an event on November 5th suggests a new phablet with a brand new processor.

Huawei has announced through the Chinese social network site Weibo an invitation for a special event to be held on November 5th in China. The invite itself shows a Kirin processor, though with no details on the exact model or type. Publications such as Timesnews.uk and PhoneArena believe that Huawei will reveal the Kirin 950 SoC for the upcoming Mate 8 flagship.

According to current rumors, the Kirin 950 is expected to be an octa-core processor consisting of four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores with an integrated Mali-T880 GPU. The high-end SoC may even support up to 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM, Cat. 10 LTE, and up to a 42 MP camera. Geekbench leaks show the Kirin chip outperforming the Exynos 7420 SoC in the Galaxy S6 with multi-core and single-core scores of 6096 and 1909 points, respectively, compared to 4970 and 1486 points from the Exynos 7420.

The Huawei Mate 8 is the successor to the Ascend Mate 7 and is expected to carry the new Kirin 950 SoC. The phablet may carry a 6-inch display, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB eMMC. A separate higher-end configuration may even carry 4 GB RAM and an internal memory of 64 GB instead. The rear and front cameras are expected to be 21 MP and 8 MP, respectively. All will hopefully be revealed come November 5th.

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Andreas Müller/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-31 (Update: 2015-10-31)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.