Huawei Mate 8 leaks, could feature Force Touch technology

If you’ve spent time with the new iPhone 6s, you’ll have realised the kind of potential a technology like pressure sensitive touchscreens (aka ‘Force Touch’) could have.

According to what we’re getting to hear from Huawei’s home country of China, the next Mate-series flagship from the company — the Huawei Mate 8 — could have a pressure sensitive touchscreen. Huawei has already done that with the Mate S in the past, so it won’t be a surprise if the company continues to keep the tech going on the Mate 8 as well.

The same sources go on to mention that the Mate 8 could be launched as early as late November or the first half of December. Huawei is among the few companies that do their own chipsets (for most of their handsets); Kirin 950 is the one thats most likely to power the Mate 8.

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Among other choices, Huawei have the Snapdragon 820 and the Exynos 7420… neither of which can be ruled out just yet.

Now for the interesting bit: pricing and variants. There should be a couple variants of this powerful phone when it comes out, including a 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM version. The source mentions that the pricing for these models will be 3299 Yuan ($518) and 3899 Yuan ($612) respectively, with the base model to feature 32GB ROM while the top-end one does 64GB.

Last but not least, the camera specifications: there’s expected to be a 20 mega-pixel shooter on the rear, and an 8 mega-pixel one on the front.

Who’s excited about this one?

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  1. Tajwar
    October 19, 2015

    Hope it will be able to do more then just weight oranges

    • Acer_Predator
      October 20, 2015

      maybe apples too

  2. curamrda
    October 19, 2015

    if the battery will be less than 6000mah, i dont care about this phone …

  3. Zami
    October 19, 2015

    Mate S cost 4100 yuan where is exclusive version Mate 8 will cost 3900 yuan .
    What a joke

    • Acer_Predator
      October 20, 2015

      it is not joke it is better ..bcos m8 is will be better than mS ..

  4. Rob
    October 19, 2015

    Not interested at that price! They have an insane pricing policy and are seriously limiting there market potential.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 19, 2015

      tell me about it :p

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    October 19, 2015

    Huawei gone mad or something ?!

    i mean … LOOK AT THOSE INSANE prices ?!

    are they actually realistic about thinking they’ll be able sell those in bulk ?

  6. HBK
    October 19, 2015

    looking out for kirin 950.

    • David Camacho
      October 19, 2015

      I don’t know too much about the Kirin chipset but how do you think the kirin 950 stacks up against the snapdragon 810 and the Exynos 7420?

  7. Acer_Predator
    October 20, 2015

    this is not mate8 as mate 8 will have usb type c connector..