Ahead of its official unveiling tomorrow, renders of the Huawei Mate 8 have made it onto the Internet. Judging by these images, the Mate 8 seems to share a few design elements with the Huawei Mate S, such as a metal body and a rear fingerprint sensor.
Much like the Mate S, the Mate 8 has a protruding rear camera, although it seems to be bigger (and is circular instead of square). The circular shape translates to the fingerprint sensor as well, which looks a lot like the one found on the company’s Nexus 6P. A dual-tone LED flash can also be seen right beside the camera.
Unfortunately, these renders did not show the bottom side of the Mate 8 much. This makes it difficult to discern if the Mate 8 has a microUSB or a USB Type-C port. Seeing how more and more devices – even in the budget range – are equipped with the new USB standard, it would be great if Huawei equipped the Mate 8 with a Type-C port. After all, future-proofing a device is always a good thing.
As for the actual specifications of the Huawei Mate 8, not much has been revealed yet – officially, that is. We do know, however, that it could very well be powered by Huawei’s latest and greatest processor yet: the new Kirin 950 chipset. If it is equipped with this processor, we can expect the Mate 8 to be quite a powerhouse. Huawei will officially announce the device tomorrow on the 26th of November 2015.