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Could this be the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus?

by Joe 3

Huawei is once again making the headlines. A new leak on Weibo shows us a new Huawei device. The one who leaked the two images shown below claims it to be the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Plus / Mate 8, the successor of the popular Mate 7.


As you can see, the images don’t reveal much about the design of the leaked phone. But judging from the pictures, it looks a lot like the current Huawei Ascend Mate 7. The bezels are almost non-existent and we can even say that the phone is bezel less. Mate 7 had a similar design profile with very thin bezels around its display but here, at least in the images, we don’t see those black borders. Another difference is the speaker grill at the bottom of the rear panel that spans across the width of the phone instead of just a small opening on the corner.

Ascend Mate 7 back panel

Other features are similar to the Mate 7, like the Huawei branding on the rear panel and the placement of the front camera, sensors and the ear piece. So, this definitely looks like an upgrade to the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, but we are not yet sure whether this would succeed it.

At the moment, we don’t have any details about its specifications or features.But if this is indeed the Huawei Mate 8 or the Huawei Mate 7 Plus (if the company is going with naming scheme as the Honor 6 Plus), then the device has some big shoes to fill. The Mate 7 is probably the best Huawei device till date and has received positive response from reviewers worldwide. The monster 6-inch display and the metal design gives it a premium look and the hardware packed inside makes it one of the best phablets in the market. The phone includes a fingerprint scanner, which reportedly works better than any other scanners on a smartphone till date. Other specifications include a Hisilicon Kirin 925 octa-core processor, 2GB/ 3GB RAM and 16GB/ 32GB memory options, 6-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter, a large 4100 mAh battery etc.

An upgrade would have to best many of these features, which even at today’s stage is quite impressive. Since the phone has finally surfaced online, we expect to see more details via such leaks in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.


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  • Zami

    Weibo is a source of rumours .
    But they come out true some times .
    I really don’t think that’s Mate 8 .
    Because , Mate 7 is just launched 3 months ago and Huawei definitely won’t bring out a successor in 3 months .
    I believe there next flagship will be from Ascend P series not Mate.
    Lets wait and watch.

    • Faux-News

      Well Mate 7 deserves that dual cam of Honor 6 plus, and hence a Mate 7 plus is a good idea, and that could boost sales skyrocket style as it will have both fingerprint and dualcam to entice consumers.

      • Zami

        You can be right .
        But I am expecting a P-series flagship in Q2 , 2015.
        At the same time if you are right , I hope Huawei won’t position the dual camera just like the HTC One 2014 .
        It will make the critics go crazy criticising Huawei .