As most of you may be aware of, back in January, Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 2 sporting a 6.1-inch 1080p display and a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor. In other words, the Mate 2 is a mid-range device with a huge display.
Interestingly enough though, several days ago a new report surfaced, suggesting that Huawei is already working on the Ascend Mate 3, but not a lot of details regarding the smartphone’s hardware specifications have emerged. The good news is that the Mate 3 has apparently popped-up in AnTuTu’s database, giving us a clear view on whatever makes the smartphone tick.
Huawei Ascend Mate 3’s Hardware Specs Revealed
Based on the information that surfaced via AnTuTu, the Huawei Ascend Mate 3 might not follow in the Mate 2’s footsteps. Instead, the gadget shapes up to be a rather powerful phablet. Apparently the Mate 3 (boasting the model number MT7-TL00) takes advantage of the same Kirin 920 processor that should outperform even Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 – or at least that’s what Huawei led us to believe during the chipset’s official announcement.
Additionally, the handset packs a Mali-T624 MP4 graphics chip, 2 or 3 GB of RAM, and a 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The smartphone seems to be equipped with a 13 MP main camera as well as a 5 MP front-facing sensor, and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. According to the rumors, the Huawei Ascend Mate 3 will be built out of metal, and is expected to be made official in September.
That’s all the information we have for now, but it’s going to be quite interesting to see how the story behind the Mate 3 will develop. Its predecessor (the Mate 2) has been released in the US not too long ago, which makes us wonder whether or not Huawei will attempt to increase its influence in the western market by launching the Mate 3 in more countries outside of Asia. Would any of our readers be interested in a metal-clad Kirin920-powered Huawei flagship phone?