Huawei is reportedly set to unveil its flagship device, the Mate 8 this month and is expected to come with several feature upgrades over its predecessor, the Ascend Mate 7 that was released last year.
It was earlier reported that the Huawei Mate 8 will be released on 26 November but Huawei is yet to confirm it. So it is to be seen if the next-generation phablet sees the light of day on Thursday.
According to reports that have appeared so far, the Huawei Mate 8 will sport a 6-inch FullHD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels and feature fingerprint scanner. Mobipicker has reported that the upcoming new device will have Kirin 950 SoC with an octa-core CPU, Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.0, 32/64 GB internal storage, 3 / 4 GB RAM, 16 MP main camera, 8 MP front snapper and a 4,100mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Ascend Mate 7 that was released in October last year, sports a 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Under the hood, the Ascend Mate 7 has HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Mali-T628 GPU, Android 4.4.2 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and possibly Android 6.0 Marshmallow), 2 GB RAM for 16 GB variant and 3 GB for 32 GB model with memory expandable up to 128 GB, 13 MP main camera, 5 MP front snapper and non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery.