Huawei Mate 8 official announcement – a new octa-core 6-inch premium flagship

Huawei Mate 8 was finally announced today! Maybe us Americans and Europeans don’t trust Huawei yet, but they are big in Asia and, as a result, they keep launching flagships one after the other. It is a Chinese national manufacturer with 15.7 percent of the market share in Q2 2015, very close to the Xiaomi king which owns 15.9 percent of the smartphone share market. It has also become the third largest vendor in the world, while branching in Europe and the Americas altogether.       Huawei Mate 8 is the flagship Huawei thinks we deserve and it is also the successor of Mate 7, which put the basis of Nexus 6P for Google. Although it was not launched with the Ascend moniker, it may choose to rebrand itself like this in the western market, just to help the public keep track of things.   The design of the Mate 8 is pretty similar to its predecessor, with an aluminum body, fingerprint sensor and large-ish screen. By today’s standards, the 6-inch 1080p LCD display has become the standard when it comes to size. The display is framed by small bezels, which make the screen-to-bezel ratio somewhere along the lines of 86 percent.   Inside, we are talking about a Kirin 950 octa core plus 3 to 4 GB of RAM, at least 32 GB of storage and a microSD slot. The back camera is a hefty 16MP sensor while the frontal snapper packs an 8MP sensor.   Huawei Mate 8 spec list:   6-inch […]

Huawei Ascend Mate 8 leaked ahead of official launch

Huawei Ascend Mate 8 was leaked in photos today and the device looks ready for launch. We are only working on rumors at this point so take everything with a grain of salt, although the photos should present a pretty accurate picture of things. As it was previously leaked, the device is clad in metal and it presents a fingerprint sensor on the back, near the camera.     Huawei’s device seems to be very slim with almost in-existent bezels on all sides. This could point to a great screen-to-body ratio.   The leaked photos show that Huawei Ascend Mate 8 will be available for purchase in three colors: copper, gold and grey. It looks pretty much like a premium smartphone, but does the hardware match the looks? Let’s see:   6-inch 1920 x 1080 display Kirin 950 CPU Mali – T880 GPU 3/ 4 GB of RAM 32/ 64 GB of storage 16MP main camera 8MP front camera.   The official event is taking place tomorrow, on Thursday November 26th. Then, we shall see if these leaks are correct or not.   Source: Gforgames

Huawei’s new Lithium-Ion battery charges ten times faster than normal batteries

Huawei’s new Lithium-Ion battery could reportedly break the market and change mobile hardware forever, if we are to believe recent reports. This new battery supposedly reaches charging speeds ten times faster than usual.       Huawei shared some details at the 55th Battery Symposium in Japan , where a video showed a 600mAh battery that charged to 68% in just two minutes. That could do wonders for bigger cells in the future.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D5hvAzlQBA   A 3,000 mAh battery reached 50% in just five minutes. This could mean that smartphones of the future could get a full charge in 10 minutes max.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTRYu3cUXTc     Comparing Huawei results to Qualcomm, Quick Charge 3.0 can fully charge a 3,000 mAh battery in half an hour.   For now, this revolutionary lithium-ion battery is used just for demonstrations. It will become available for smartwatches, smartphones and other wearables soon.   Press release:   Huawei reveals the next generation of quick charging technology The new batteries can be charged 10 times faster than current batteries, reaching approximately 50% capacity in mere minutes [Nagoya, Japan, Nov.13, 2015] Watt Lab, which belongs to the Central Research Institute at Huawei Technology Corporation Limited, unveiled their new quick charging lithium-ion batteries at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan. Using next generation technology, these new batteries have achieved a charging speed 10 times faster than that of normal batteries, reaching about 50% capacity in mere minutes. Huawei presented videos of the two types of quick charging lithium-ion batteries: one battery with a 600 […]

Huawei Mate 8 to launch at the end of November

The Huawei Mate 8 launch is imminent and its official launch date is on November 26th. It appears the recent invitations seen on the Internet were real but the November 5 event does not include a time and date for the launch of the newest Huawei device powered by a Kirin SoC.       The newest smartphone from Huawei will sport a Kirin 950 SoC, the newest piece of technology that could revolutionize the niche market. It appears that the primary event held on Thursday will not include the launch of Huawei Mate 8. Instead, the device will launch at a later date, possibly to appease customers who want a techy Christmas gift for their loved ones. The number 8 on the invitation for the Mate 8 is similar to that of the November 5th event, which is a clear indication of the fact that Mate 8 will have the Kirin 950 SoC after all.   In the meantime, some spec details related to Huawei Mate 8 also surfaced the Internet. Although we are not completely sure these are legit, here they are: 6-inch 1920x1080p display octa-core [email protected] GHz (Kirin 950) ARM-Mali-T880 GPU 3.7GB RAM 53GB storage 15MP rear camera 7MP front camera Android 6.0 OS.         Some leaks show the metal frame of the smartphone and the SIM card tray that will support dual SIM cards and a microSD card, but they are by no means official. We may get a tease at the device on Thursday. Will you be […]

AnTuTu Q3 benchmarks name Meizu Pro 5 best smartphone

AnTuTu just released its own tops of the best smartphones analyzed in the first three quarters of the year and the results are surprising. We are close to the middle of the 4th quarter already and most of the big guns or flagships for 2015 are already out. But how do they fare against each other when it comes to the most extreme tests?       On the Chinese market, Huawei became king this year, overthrowing Xiaomi for the first time. But how does the global market work? who is the top dog this year?   It appears that AnTuTu tests declare Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processors as the best mobile CPUs out there for now. Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processors are close by in terms of performance, but Exynos still has the upper hand.   The latest tests from July 1 to September 30 make Meizu Pro 5 the best smartphone you can have at the moment and AnTuTu don’t usually kid around. The device is at the top of this list with a score of over 76,000 points. Numbers two to five are taken by Samsung’s premium devices: the Galaxy note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge +, S6 and S6 Edge. Meizu Pro 5 is the first non-Samsung smartphone to run on an Exynos processor, which makes its position at the top of this list even more of a surprise.   In the top ten you will also find Le 1 Pro, HTC One MAX, Sony Xperia Z5, Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and OnePlus […]

Nexus 6P review – first impressions for Google’s flagship

Nexus 6P was made official today! This year’s Google flagship was officially revealed and you can already pre-order it with the promise that you will receive the device in three to four weeks. 6P is the larger of the two Google smartphones and the first to come out of an association with Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The device will be the first, along with its brother Nexus 5X, to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.     Nexus 6P – Google’s flagship for 2015 Huawei Nexus 6P is branded as Google’s most recent flagship and it has the specs to prove it. It looks good, has a fully aluminum case – the first nexus device with such a design – and the back side bump that hosts the camera and flash modules. The design reminds us of high-end Huawei devices with its candy-bar shape and slim figure. It has frontal dual speakers and virtual navigation buttons and its 5.7-inch display is protected with Gorilla Glass 4.       Nexus 6P official spec list: display: 5.7-inch AMOLED screen at 2560×1440 resolution processor: Snapdragon 810 (v. 2.1) processor 3GB of RAM 32/64/128GB storage 12.3MP sensor for the rear camera with 1.5um pixel (similar to ultrapixel cameras)/without optical image stabilization 8MP front camera Android 6.0 USB Type-C port 3450 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge.       Nexus 6P has the Quick Charge feature but it does not sport wireless charging, unfortunately. It weights 178 grams and is 7.3mm thick. Official colors include white, black and aluminum. The […]