Huawei might be unveiling a couple of new toys next week, according to an invitation that surfaced recently. The invite suggests that the Chinese smartphone maker will be unveiling a new Kirin chipset, expected to be the Kirin 950, at an event on 5 November.
The Kirin 950 is an octa-core processor, expected to be packing a Cortex A72 quad and a Cortex A53 quad. It’ll support up to 4GB of DDR4 RAM, Cat.10 LTE and will have a Mali T-880 graphics processor integrated.
That’s not all they’re expected to pull out of the hat though. Their upcoming Mate 8 handset is thought to be putting in an appearance. The Huawei phablet was reportedly on hold while the Kirin 950 was being ironed out. If it does launch at the 5 November event, we should see the Mate 8 arriving with a 6-inch 1,440 x 2,560 display, that new Kirin chip, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB. There’s also supposed to be a 21MP rear camera in place. Sounds powerful enough, all round.