A mysterious Huawei phablet has showed up on the GFXBench benchmark database, powered by an unannounced HiSilicon Kirin chipset.
The listing reveals the phablet is going to sport a 5.9-inch display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and will be powered by a HiSilicon Hi3660 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.6 GHz. The higher clock speed and the serial number suggest this is a more powerful chipset than the Kirin 955 and could be Huawei’s next flagship chipset. However, the GPU is reported to be the Mali-T880, which also does duty on the Kirin 950 and 955 SoCs.
The phablet will also include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, 12MP rear camera with 4K video recording, and an 8MP selfie camera. On the software front, the phablet will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
The above specs clearly suggest that the device spotted on the GFXBench database could be the Mate 9 phablet. We expect the Mate 9 to make an appearance on September 1 at Huawei’s IFA press conference in Berlin.