Ascend Mate 3 specs revealed by early benchmarks


Surprise, surprise! Another leak of Huawei’s Ascend Mate 3 has materialized online. Last Monday we saw its back panel in a production image, on Tuesday a specification sheet surfaced and today a benchmarking screenshot from AnTuTu has emerged on the web, confirming everything we’ve heard about the handset so far.

Rumors still point towards the Mate 3 being powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset, which consists of four Cortex-A7 and four Cortex-A15 cores. Alongside this, it’s believed you’ll find 2GB/3GB of RAM and the latest ARM Mali-T624 graphics card.


The Chinese firm seems to have taken the ‘why change what doesn’t need to be changed’ approach with respect to the camera on its upcoming flagship phablet. Just like its predecessor, the Mate 3 is set to feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), together with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Straight out of the box the handset is likely to run the latest build of Android 4.4.4 KitKat skinned with Huawei’s Emotion user interface, which, according to the developer, ensures “everything is easy to find, easy to enjoy, and easy to share.”

Huawei is reportedly scheduled to reveal its upcoming flagship in Berlin on Thursday, September 4. We’d love to know what you think of the alleged Mate 3. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.