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 phone



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 1080p JDI IPS-Neo LCD display
  • 4000mAh battery that supports fast charging of up to 2A at 9V or 18W, promising to charge up to 37% capacity in 30 minutes
  • Kirin 950 with 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.8GHz, 4x Cortex A72 @ 2.3GHz, and Mali-T880MP4 @ 900MHz
  • 3-4GB LPDDR4
  • 157.1 (h) × 80.6 (w) × 7.9 (d) mm with 185g weight
  • bottom-placed speaker
  • rear camera with OIS and a 16MP (4608 × 3456), Sony IMX298 1/2.8″ sensor with 1.12µm pixels and F/2.0 aperture
  • front camera with a 8MP (3264×2448), Sony IMX179 1/3.2″ sensor with 1.4µm pixels and F/2.4 aperture
  • 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB storage with microSD support






Huawei Mate 8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch but it will be covered by Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 skin. You will get additional voice controls, a defragmenter, eRecovery and a power-saving firewall, among others.


Mate 8 will be sold in China starting Q1 2016 after its official unveil at CES in January. It will be available in four shades: Mocha Brown, Space Gray, Moonlight Silver and Champagne Gold. Prices will start at $469 (2999 Yuen) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB model and can go as up as $689 (4399 Yuen) for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB of storage model. No word on when it will become available in the rest of the world yet!


Source:, AndroidPolice


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

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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 battery


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.



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.




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 mAh capacity that can be charged to 68% capacity in two minutes; and another with a 3000 mAh capacity and an energy density above 620 Wh/L, which can be charged to 48% capacity in five minutes to allow ten hours of phone call on Huawei mobile phones. These quick charging batteries underwent many rounds of testing, and have been certified by Huawei’s terminal test department.

According to Huawei, the company bonded heteroatoms to the molecule of graphite in anode, which could be a catalyst for the capture and transmission of lithium through carbon bonds. Huawei stated that the heteroatoms increase the charging speed of batteries without decreasing energy density or battery life.

Huawei is confident that this breakthrough in quick charging batteries will lead to a new revolution in electronic devices, especially with regard to mobile phones, electric vehicles, wearable devices, and mobile power supplies. Soon, we will all be able to charge our batteries to full power in the time it takes to grab a coffee!

Huawei’s Watt Lab works closely with industry partners to promote technological development and pursue a new energy era. Watt Lab specifically focuses on the technical development of energy storage to support a better connected world via sufficient energy.


Source: Huawei


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.


Huawei Mate 8



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 waiting for this device to launch? Let us know in the comment section below!


Source: Phonearena


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?


AnTutu Q3 benchmarks



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 2. It seems that 3rd quarter means good business for more than one OEM, which can only mean that you have many many options to choose from on the long run!


Source: AnTuTu


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 2015 devices


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.


Hiawei 6P



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 smartphone si available for pre-order on the Google Store and it can be pre-bought in the US, UK, Japan and Ireland for now.



The standard 32GB model costs $499.99, but there are upgrade versions with 64GB storage selling for $549 and 128GB storage versions selling for $649.


The device will not be available for US carriers, but Google may partner with carriers in other countries in the future. When you pre-order a Nexus 6P you also get $50 of credit and 90 days of free access to the Google Play Music premium subscription.