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 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)
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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.