Details of Huawei’s next Mate-branded device, Mate 8, have emerged from China, with the vendor taking to Twitter to tell potential international buyers to “stay tuned for more info in 2016”.
Mate is Huawei’s large screen device brand, and Mate 8 is the successor to Mate 7, which was announced in 2014. In the interim, it has released Mate S, which with its 5.5 inch screen sits somewhere between its traditional Mate and P-series line.
The device features an improved 6-inch screen, with 1080p resolution – the company has opted not to make a shift to 2K displays, unlike some of its rivals.
It is powered by a new octacore processor from Huawei’s HiSilcon arm, which is said to offer performance gains while reducing power consumption.
It has a 16MP main and 8MP front-facing cameras.
As with Mate 7 (and Mate S), also on the feature list is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, although this is said to be improved on earlier implementations.
Pricing is from CNY3199 ($500) with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage to CNY4399 for 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.