Huawei Mate 8 With Kirin 950 SoC Launched! The Phone With The Most Powerful Processor In The World?

Remember our leaked Kirin 950 benchmark scores post? If that's the case, then the newly launced Huawei Mate 8 might be the phone with the most powerful processor in the world right now. Why? Aside from the 2.3 GHz Kirin 950 octa core processor, this leviathan like device also has an i5 coprocessor inside!
Huawei Mate 8 With Kirin 950 SoC Launched! The Phone With The Most Powerful Processor In The World?
Huawei Mate 8

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According to the press release of Huawei that's posted by GSM Arena, the i5 coprocessor manufactured using TSMC's 16 nm FinFET process "supports speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, all the functions of a sensor hub, fused location provider (FLP) navigation, and reduces location-based power consumption,"

It also boast the beastly Mali T880 GPU, packs a 6 Inch FHD screen w/ 2.5D glass, 4,000 mAh battery, the latest 16 MP Sony IMX298 camera at the back and 8 MP selfie camera in front. The Mate 8 will also come with 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM, 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM variants.

Huawei Mate 8 Specs

Display: 6 Inch FHD JDI IPS 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 4 and 2.5D curved glass at 368 ppi
CPU: 2.3 GHz 64 Bit Kirin 950 octa core processor with i5 co-processor
GPU: Mali T880
RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB
Back Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 Sony IMX298 sensor w/ PDAF, OIS, and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP f/2.4 Sony IMX179
Battery: 4,000 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.0
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, HSPA+, LTE Cat 6, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, NFC, dual SIM (hybrid nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Others: Aerospace grade aluminum body, fingerprint sensor, Colors: champagne gold, moonlight silver, space gray, mocha brown
Dimensions: 151 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 185 g


Price: Plan 2,499 Pesos (FREE at Globe's myLifestyle postpaid plan 2499)

Given all those specs, traits and features it is expected that Huawei dubbed this handset as "the most advanced flagship smartphone" in the world right now. The device is said to be available in China right now and international availability details will be announced at the CES this coming January 2016.
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