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Huawei Launching Mate 8 Smartphone with Kirin 950 Chip November 5

News by Josh Dasey on Wednesday October 28, 2015.

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Huawei is releasing plenty of new smartphones in the coming weeks, and the latest is the Mate 8, which will be launched on November 5 according to an invitation found on Chinese social media website Weibo. We know the Mate 8 will probably be flagship quality because Huawei is advertising it as the device that will carry the company's new Kirin 950 chipset.

The Kirin 950 is the Chinese company's new and most powerful proprietary silicon that will arrive with Cortex-A72 cores (with a maximum 2.4GHz clock speed), and four Cortex-A53 cores. The Mali T-880 GPU is included and the 950 can support such specs as 4GB of RAM and up to a 42 megapixel camera. This is a processor that has beaten the Samsung Exynos 7420 on benchmark tests, and that is currently the most powerful chipset out there.

How the Kirin 950 will run on the Mate 8 in the real world is another matter, and we are certainly not expecting anything like a 42 megapixel shooter. Indeed, the primary shooter on the device is rumored to be a 21MP affair, while the selfie lens is likely to be 8 megapixels. 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.

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