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Metal framed HUAWEI Mate 8 caught on camera

@Onleaks has uploaded a picture showing off the back of the HUAWEI Mate 8, revealing a metal frame and circular fingerprint scanner.

Published onNovember 17, 2015

HUAWEI Mate 8 OnLeaks

We are gradually ticking away the time until the HUAWEI Mate 8 is officially unveiled and today we have another picture of the smartphone to tide us over. This time showing off the back of the handset.

Judging from the picture (above), the HUAWEI Mate 8 will come with a metal frame and the overall handset design looks to be quite thin. The material on the back cover is tougher to make out, quite possibly plastic, but we can clearly spot a circular fingerprint reader, much like the one used in the HUAWEI designed Nexus 6P. We can also see a micro USB port (no USB Type-C) and dual speaker grills on the bottom of the handset, although we don’t know if there’s a stereo setup hidden under there or not.

Previous rumors have hinted at some very high end specifications for the Mate 8. The phone is said to ship with HiSilicon’s new high performance Kirin 950 SoC, 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on whether you opt for 32GB or 64GB of internal storage space, and a 16 megapixel camera. The display is rumored to be a 6-inch 1080p AMOLED panel, and there’s a 4,100mAh battery for plenty of juice.

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The HUAWEI Mate 8 is expected to see an official announcement on November 26th, according to a teaser released by the company. What are you hoping for from the next super-sized HUAWEI smartphone?

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