Rumoured Huawei Mate 8 launch could clue next Nexus phone
Huawei is going to launch its next flagship smartphone on September 2, at least according to a new report.
The company has posted a teaser image that, when translated, cites the date along with a message saying it wants to “bring you a taste of the flagship flagship”.
We’re not quite sure what that means, but a PhoneArena report claims sources have pointed to a Huawei Mate 8 launch.
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It’s worth noting that there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the
prospect of a Mate 8 launch, because
about Google’s next Nexus smartphone
Google has reportedly turned to Huawei to produce a 6-inch handset for its Nexus program.
If that’s true, it’s likely the Mate 8 will bear plenty of similarities to a Huawei Nexus device for 2015.
We’ll just have to wait until September 2 to find out the truth – that’s squarely in IFA Berlin tradeshow territory.
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The Mate 8 is the rumoured successor to last September’s Huawei Mate 7, which landed as a formidable 6-inch phablet.
The Huawei Mate 8 is expected to be similarly equipped with a 6-inch display, albeit with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution this time around. That’s up from the Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixel panel on its predecessor.
It’s also tipped to be the first smartphone to use Huawei’s custom-built flagship Kirin 950 mobile chip, as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage.
Bringing up the camera front is a rear-facing 20.7-megapixel snapper, while an 8-megapixel shooter is tipped to handle selfies.
All that will reportedly be powered by a sizeable 4,100mAh battery – that’s probably a good thing considering the enormous display mooted to appear.
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