In Short

Huawei's latest smartphone to come as part of its Mate lineup is the Mate 8, which will launch running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company has unveiled the phone and revealed some details about it, but a formal announcement with all of the details are expected at CES 2016.

The Mate 8 will feature a 6-inch 1080p display, which is lower than what we've been seeing most of the industry doing on the larger panels. Inside, the Mate 8 will feature Huawei's recently-detailed Kirin 950 processor which is octa-core and offers advanced power saving.

But you can use the Mate 8 and be relatively satisfied with it, particularly with the performance and battery life. But with as good as Huawei's become with hardware, we need to continue to press the company to improve its software.

Huawei launched the smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow under its redesigned EMUI 4.0 interface. You'll find the fingerprint sensor on the back again, much like on the Nexus 6P and Mate S, two other Huawei devices with fingerprint sensors. The phone is made out of aluminum in four different color options. Huawei offers a black, silver, gold and brown variant.

Read our full Mate 8 review