Huawei has managed to, over the years, build a reputation of always unveiling a member of the Mate device family at the annual IFA Berlin trade show in September. At least that has been the case over the last 2 years. Huawei unveiled the Mate 7 there in September 2014 and returned a year later, in 2015, to launch the Mate S. While there have been no straight pointers so far this year, things are not expected to be any different.
With just a few weeks remaining to the start of IFA Berlin and Huawei already having confirmed an event in the German capital around that time (on 1st September), the rumour mill is not disappointing. Thanks to benchmark site GFX Bench we have some scraps of information that can help piece together the next phablet from the Chinese device maker.
The next generation Huawei Mate is tipped to pack a 5.9-inch full HD display (meaning Huawei is likely not yet buying into that Quad HD display vibe), a previously unheard of HiSilicon Hi3660 chip with a Mali-T880 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Other specifications like the camera are not clear at the moment and since device makers are known to successfully hide a lot of the sensitive information from benchmark sites and apps, we’ll just wait out for a few more days before more concrete information finds its way to the internet. It’s 2016 and surprises are the last things we expect.