Huawei’s Ascend Mate 8 Will Have A 6-Inch Screen, 4000mAh Battery

No word yet on when (or if) this behemoth will be available in Australia, but given the specs, the Huawei Ascend Mate 8 is worth a gander, particularly if you like big phones with even bigger batteries.

It looks like the Mate 8 will make its debut in China in early 2016. Hardware wise, it’ll sport not one, but two processors (if GSM Arena is to be believed) — a 2.3GHz quad-core Cortex A72 and 1.8GHz Cortex A53.

Graphics duties will be handled by a Mali-T880 MP4, which will power the phone’s 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 368ppi display.

To satisfy storage needs, it appears a few versions will be available: a 32GB unit with 3GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB builds with 4GB of RAM.

In terms of size and weight, you’ll be looking at 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9mm and 185g respectively. This includes the 4000mAh battery — very chunky when compared to the 3450mAh in the Nexus 6P and 2750mAh of the iPhone 6s Plus — and a pair of cameras: a 16MP, 4608 x 3456 shooter in the back and 8MP 1080p up front.

Finally, it’ll come with Android 6.0, that latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.

As to what it’ll cost, that’s an unknown at this stage, but going by the Mate 7, it could be anywhere between $400-$800 in local bucks.


Photo: GSM Arena

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