Compact Huawei Mate 7 could turn up at MWC not P8


huawei mate 7 compact

MWC is getting closer and there is a lot of discussion as to who will launch what. Huawei, if rumours are to be believed, will launch a compact version of the Huawei Mate 7.

The Huawei Mate 7 is one of the best looking phones from the Chinese phone maker so far. Even if it is a little large for some users, I think we can all agree it’s a good-looking device.

Well what if Huawei were launching a slimmer, more compact version? That’s the rumour today. Apparently Huawei won’t be launching their 5-inch P8 at MWC (that will be at a separate event later in the year), but instead will use the show to promote a smaller Mate 7.

Specifications aren’t clear at this moment but a screen size of 5.5-inch seems likely, as does a Kirin processor and at least 2GB RAM. Hopefully Huawei will retain the finger print scanner in the rear also.

[ HDblog.it via GSMarena ]
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37 Comments

  1. desponent
    January 27, 2015

    What about Honor 6 plus? Are they going to compete with themselves?

      • desponent
        January 27, 2015

        Giving up to Xiaomi and Meizu I see.

        • Zami
          January 27, 2015

          The first goal of business is to make a profit .
          And if you look at the profit side Huawei makes more profit per unit sold then Xiaomi and Meizu .

          • desponent
            January 27, 2015

            The way to earn profit is tumultuous, especially when you were a startup company like Meizu and Xiaomi.

            There is nothing wrong with both approach nor what I said; they are giving up.

            • Simon
              January 27, 2015

              If you had the choice would you go for the Ascend 7 Compact or the P8 ?

            • desponent
              January 27, 2015

              Neither since I don’t know their specs or price.

            • Simon
              January 27, 2015

              Fair enough.

            • Airyl
              January 28, 2015

              So the Honor brand isn’t meant to be a Xiaomi competitor?

            • desponent
              January 28, 2015

              Read the article above. And 6X plus is already priced above most Xiaomi’s.

            • Airyl
              January 29, 2015

              The article above seems misinformed to me. Huawei haven’t changed their name to Honor in the UK, they’ve simply introduced the Honor phones there and there are rumours they’re planning to drop the Ascend name but nothing is set in stone. Also, the Honor 6 Plus is $320, which is Xiaomi’s normal price for flagships pre Mi Note.

            • desponent
              January 29, 2015

              Straight from horse mouth :
              ‘The news comes from Huawei CEO Richard Yu, who in an interview said, “We are giving up the low-end of the market. Many vendors are suffering. Only two have a good life: Apple and Samsung.”’

              I don’t know how it could be clearer. Honor 6 and plus comes before this news, let’s see if they will keep the next line in that price.

            • Airyl
              January 29, 2015

              Huawei is the premium brand, Honor is the cheaper sub brand. It’s just that. Huawei is making the premium phones like the Mate 7 and P7 while Honor takes care of the VFM part of the market. If Huawei really were giving up the VFM market, the Honor line wouldn’t exist.

            • desponent
              January 29, 2015

              So you’re saying that Honor isn’t a Huawei phone because it’s a sub brand. Decision can change, you’re saying as if Honor line will always exist or positioned like they are just because they exist now. That’s funny.

              Then again, why am I arguing this when the CEO of Huawei already said it himself. Kinda inane and delusional lol.

            • Zami
              January 29, 2015

              Check Huawei’s 2015 plans at pocket-lint article :
              1. Mate serise
              2. P-serise
              3. Honor serise
              4. G and Y serise
              5. Mediapad X serise
              6. Mediapad M serise
              7. Huawei Wearables : Band & Watch .
              http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132541-huawei-to-reveal-new-wearables-and-tablets-at-mwc-2015

            • desponent
              January 29, 2015

              Thanks for that, let’s see where they wan to put this Mate ‘mini’.

            • Airyl
              January 29, 2015

              No, I’m saying Huawei is dividing it’s efforts. It’s giving the VFM section to Honor and the premium section to itself. Honor phones are still Huawei phones, just targeted at different audiences and managed by different people.

              And so I shouldn’t see things the way they are? Honor is currently a VFM brand, same goes for Xiaomi, Meizu and Nubia. There’s the possibility that it won’t stay that way, but it’s only a possibility. It’s also a possibility that I’ll win a lottery tomorrow, or that Sony will close it mobile division, or terrorists will attack your home. They’re all only possibilities, they’re not supposed to be considered as a point in a factual argument.

              And Richard Yu’s words can clearly be interpreted in multiple ways. You could say they’re giving up low end for good, but it could also mean Huawei is simlply doing what I’ve been saying and is leaving Honor in charge of the VFM market. It could also mean they’re simply done making actual low end phones with bad specs and are making sure that everything that comes out from them will have either mid range or high end specs.

              Also, you really seem to enjoy disrespecting others like you’re better than everyone else. Get off your high horse, it’s disgusting.

  2. Zami
    January 27, 2015

    Huawei have to improve in GPU sector .
    Their GPU are extremely bad but slower then the Adreno others flagship uses .
    If they stick with Mali T-628 MP4 in Kirin 930 , they will face serious trouble .

    • NightFelix
      January 27, 2015

      Well, we not gonna play Crysis or Diablo3 on our Smartphone anyway.

  3. desponent
    January 27, 2015

    What about Honor 6 plus? Are they going to compete with themselves?

    • desponent
      January 27, 2015

      Giving up to Xiaomi and Meizu I see.

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      The first goal of business is to make a profit .
      And if you look at the profit side Huawei makes more profit per unit sold then Xiaomi and Meizu .

    • desponent
      January 27, 2015

      The way to earn profit is tumultuous, especially when you were a startup company like Meizu and Xiaomi.

      There is nothing wrong with both approach nor what I said; they are giving up.

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      If you had the choice would you go for the Ascend 7 Compact or the P8 ?

    • desponent
      January 27, 2015

      Neither since I don’t know their specs or price.

    • Guest
      January 27, 2015

      Fair enough.

    • Airyl
      January 28, 2015

      So the Honor brand isn’t meant to be a Xiaomi competitor?

    • desponent
      January 29, 2015

      Read the article above. And 6X plus is already priced above most Xiaomi’s.

    • Airyl
      January 29, 2015

      The article above seems misinformed to me. Huawei haven’t changed their name to Honor in the UK, they’ve simply introduced the Honor phones there and there are rumours they’re planning to drop the Ascend name but nothing is set in stone. Also, the Honor 6 Plus is $320, which is Xiaomi’s normal price for flagships pre Mi Note.

    • desponent
      January 29, 2015

      Straight from horse mouth :
      ‘The news comes from Huawei CEO Richard Yu, who in an interview said, “We are giving up the low-end of the market. Many vendors are suffering. Only two have a good life: Apple and Samsung.”’

      I don’t know how it could be clearer. Honor 6 and plus comes before this news, let’s see if they will keep the next line in that price.

    • Airyl
      January 29, 2015

      Huawei is the premium brand, Honor is the cheaper sub brand. It’s just that. Huawei is making the premium phones like the Mate 7 and P7 while Honor takes care of the VFM part of the market. If Huawei really were giving up the VFM market, the Honor line wouldn’t exist.

    • desponent
      January 29, 2015

      So you’re saying that Honor isn’t a Huawei phone because it’s a sub brand. Decision can change, you’re saying as if Honor line will always exist or positioned like they are just because they exist now. That’s funny.

      Then again, why am I arguing this when the CEO of Huawei already said it himself. Kinda inane and delusional lol.

    • Guest
      January 29, 2015

      Check Huawei’s 2015 plans at pocket-lint article :
      1. Mate serise
      2. P-serise
      3. Honor serise
      4. G and Y serise
      5. Mediapad X serise
      6. Mediapad M serise
      7. Huawei Wearables : Band & Watch .
      http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/132541-huawei-to-reveal-new-wearables-and-tablets-at-mwc-2015

    • Airyl
      January 29, 2015

      No, I’m saying Huawei is dividing it’s efforts. It’s giving the VFM section to Honor and the premium section to itself. Honor phones are still Huawei phones, just targeted at different audiences and managed by different people.

      And so I shouldn’t see things the way they are? Honor is currently a VFM brand, same goes for Xiaomi, Meizu and Nubia. There’s the possibility that it won’t stay that way, but it’s only a possibility. It’s also a possibility that I’ll win a lottery tomorrow, or that Sony will close it mobile division, or terrorists will attack your home. They’re all only possibilities, they’re not supposed to be considered as a point in a factual argument.

      And Richard Yu’s words can clearly be interpreted in multiple ways. You could say they’re giving up low end for good, but it could also mean Huawei is simlply doing what I’ve been saying and is leaving Honor in charge of the VFM market. It could also mean they’re simply done making actual low end phones with bad specs and are making sure that everything that comes out from them will have either mid range or high end specs.

      Also, you really seem to enjoy disrespecting others like you’re better than everyone else. Get off your high horse, it’s disgusting.

    • desponent
      January 29, 2015

      Thanks for that, let’s see where they wan to put this Mate ‘mini’.

  4. Guest
    January 27, 2015

    Huawei have to improve in GPU sector .
    Their GPU are extremely bad but slower then the Adreno others flagship uses .
    If they stick with Mali T-628 MP4 in Kirin 930 , they will face serious trouble .