Huawei’s Ascend Mate7 was one of the best phablets of last year, combining powerful specs with a well-designed hardware sporting a solid build quality. Since this phone was announced in September, a successor has been expected soon. The company also has an event scheduled for an event on September 2nd, but recent rumors suggest that the Ascend Mate8 won’t make an appearance, instead, the company would announce a variant of last year’s phablet but with updated specs. This rumor comes from the fact that the latest HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor would be available a little later, so the company would probably want to include in the new iteration of the phablet.
Now, a video of the alleged Ascend Mate8 has surfaced, showing it from almost every angle. The resemblance with the previous device is unquestionable, so it might as well be the rumored variant. The brand of the phone reads MIAHEN, but turning some letter over and rearranging them make the actual name of the company. The LED flash is now located on the other side and it seems to be dual-toned, suggesting some upgrades for the camera. On the front, the sensors and camera have also been relocated, but aside those minor differences, the metallic hardware is kept the same. Another option is that this is a prototype and that the company could tweak a few things before announcing the final version.
Anyway, some of the rumored specs of the Ascend Mate8 include a 6-inch display with QHD resolution and there would be two versions of the phone, one with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM and another one with 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. The camera sensor in the back is said to have a 20.7 resolution and an 8-megapixel one is supposed to be included in the front. The rumored processor is the Kirin 930 or the Kirin 950, but it all depends on the version of the phone that gets finally released. We’ll have to wait how all of this turns out, but as more leaks surface, it becomes a little more clear what the company is up to.