Not sure what to make of this one, but we’ll come back to that. Huawei has started teasing that it will be hosting an event on September 2nd and it had been widely anticipated to be the time and place where Huawei would announce its new flagship. However, if the rumours are true, that flagship, the Huawei Ascend Mate 8 is delayed till 2016 and the event on September 2nd will actually feature a device known as the Ascend Mate 7 Plus – think a marginally more premium version of the Ascend Mate 7.
The root of these rumours appears to be the belief that Huawei’s Kirin 950 processor, said to feature in the Ascend Mate 8, will not be ready until October. What really rubs me the wrong way about this rumour is that the Huawei Nexus is expected for release sometime between October and November and, you guessed it, that device is supposed to be based on the Ascend Mate 8. Just to clarify, this rumour doesn’t necessarily negate our previous understand of the Huawei Nexus – it just clouds it a whole lot more, if true. We’ll have to see what actually goes down on September 2nd.
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