Huawei Smartphone division head Gang He has confirmed that the Huawei Mate 8 will go on sale in China starting this Wednesday, Dec. 9. The executive added that one million units will be manufactured each month since the OEM has high-level of confidence in the device.

Huawei Mate 8

Dubbed as the "Galaxy Note 5 Killer," the Kirin 950-powered Mate 8 posted an impressive score of 94,250 on AnTuTu. To put that in perspective, the Huawei P8 and the Huawei Mate S respectively garnered scores of 65,053 and 74,465.

Huawei Mate 8 specifications and features: The smartphone features a 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS powered by Huawei's Kirin 950 octa-core (2.3GHz Cortex-A72 quad-core + 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) chipset, rumored Huawei P9 will be equipped with Kirin 950 processor, will be released in 2016 Q2.

The smartphone also offers 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage options, microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 128GB paired with 3GB and 4GB of RAM.

Mate 8 come with a large 4,000mAh battery, a 16MP main cameraand an 8MP shooter on the front. It runs the company's next-generation EMUI 4.0 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Huawei hasn't announced any plans to launch the Huawei Mate 8 beyond China, but the company is set to bring the phone to CES next month, so it may not be long before it's available in the U.S. as well.