Mobile World Congress may well be just around the corner in February, but Huawei is taking the time to show a couple of products it has in store ahead of that mobile free-for-all, and the news is good if you like metal.

Shown at the consumer electronics mecca that is CES in Las Vegas, Huawei’s pre-MWC showcase is small, and likely smaller than what we expect the mobile manufacturer will unveil in Spain next month, but it’s still worth a look, especially if you’re into premium looking metallic gadgets.

There are three being shown, and while Huawei wouldn’t confirm exact timings for Australia, a representative for the company did say that Australia was a likely candidate for all of the products.

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First up is a new phone, and this one is a sequel to one which has done quite well for the company.

Following on from the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 back in late 2014, Huawei will have a Mate 8 in 2016, with another 6 inch display though this one stretching practically edge to edge, meaning no frame.

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The battery will drop a little in size, from 4100mAh to 4000mAh — not a big enough drop to be considered a big loss — while the processor will be made to be a little smaller and yet more grunty which could bring some noticeable improvements.

Cameras will also be better, with a 16 megapixel camera on the back and an 8 megapixel selfie camera up front, while the fingerprint sensor will also get an improvement as Huawei delivers the same sensor found on the Nexus 6P it build for Google.

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Oh, and that body is full metal like it was last time, with a look of either gold, silver, black, or something more plum like applied to the package, because the gold from last time might not be your thing.

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Another tablet will sport gold, though, with a gold and white 10 inch tablet also on the way, called the MediaPad M2.

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