Huawei is having a busy couple of weeks with a slew of smartphone hitting the market. The Mate 8 is arguably the most exciting because of its flagship credentials and the fact that it will be landing with Huawei’s newest proprietary high end processor, the Kirin 950.
That silicon is the most powerful chipset the Chinese company has ever made, featuring Cortex-A72 cores (with a maximum 2.4GHz clock speed), and four Cortex-A53 cores. The Mali T-880 GPU sits with the 950 and the processor can apparently handle up to 4GB of RAM and a camera up to 42 megapixels. How powerful is this chipset? Well it beats Samsung’s Exynos 7420 in benchmark scores (admittedly not the be all and end all), and the Samsung silicon is the best performer on the market at the moment, at least on the Android platform.
As for the Mate 8, it will be decked with specs worthy of shipping with a flagship processor, including a 21 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel front facing lens. Other specs include a massive 6-inch screen where the Quad HD resolution should really be noticeable, 4GB of RAM, 32GB as a base storage option, and a 4000+mAh battery.