The Huawei Mate 8 goes official and several leaked images suggest its 6-inch display size is going to be a huge hit. This big phone has lots of exclusive features, and you can check them out by reading this. Let’s see where the new phone stands compared to its predecessor, the Huawei Mate7, which was released in 2014.

Both phones enjoy common features: an aluminium body, large batteries and a fingerprint scanner. The Mate 8, however, has new features that make it better than its predecessor. Let’s check them out, reports Phone Arena.

The large screen and bezel-less design of the new Mate 8 is an edge this phone enjoys over the Mate 7 that features bezels on both sides measuring 1.5 mm. Ergonomically, the Mate 8 feels smooth to the touch with its curvy rear design compared to the flat backside of the Mate 7.

Touted as a phablets, the Mate 8 uses 2.5D tech for its screen, which slightly bends towards the edges adding to its sophistication. There’s a slight change to the fingerprint reader, which appears round rather than the Mate 7’s square-sized reader icon.

Another big difference is the Mate 7’s Kirin 925 has been replaced by Huawei’s own chip, the Kirin 950. Also, the Mate 7 featured 32-bit Cortex A15 clocked at 1.8 GHz combined with four A7’s whereas the new Mate 8 uses four high-performance Cortex A72s set at 2.3 GHz and Cortex A53 clocked at 1.8 GHz.

The higher-end version of Mate 8 offers 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage, which is much larger than Mate 7’s 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Turning to the camera, the Mate 8’s 16 MP rear shooter’s a huge leap from Mate 7’s 13 MP camera. The front camera is up from the 5 MP in Mate 7 to an 8 MP selfie shooter in the Mate 8.

Without doubt, the new Huawei Mate 8 is a substantial upgrade that makes it more desirable than its predecessor.

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