Huawei’s Richard Yu, has gone on the record to say that Huawei will have an all new P Series phone to launch at MWC next month, and it will be the world’s thinnest!
Chinese smartphone makers have outdone one another for the past year launching super-thin Android phones. First we had the Oppo Finder 3 at 6.65mm, then the Vivo X1 at 6.55mm and now the TCL S850/Alcatel phone at just 6.45mm, but Huawei are aiming for thinner!
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In an interview with Engadget, Richard Yu announced that Huawei will have a new thin phone to launch as a successor to the current P series range of phones. When asked if the phone would be thinner than Alcatel/TCL’s 6.45mm phone Yu simply replied “Yes”!
As well as the new P series phone, he also went on to say that Huawei are also working on a new 8-core CPU which will launch in the second half of this year. This octa-core chip is likely going the processor which will power the new Huawei Ascend D3 and possible Huawei Ascend Mate 2![ Source ]
Everything is getting thinner and thinner these days, I wonder where they will draw the line?
Are there any data about GSM market share in China?
I wonder about “second tier” (?) labels like THL, Oppo, Jiayu, Newsmy …
How smaller are they compared to Lenovo/Huawei ?
@Airyl, given the talk about Samsung’s flexible displays, I assume that it doesn’t stop until the whole phone rolls up tight, perhaps the size of a pen?
I was intrigued by the idea of an 8 core phone – that’s 4 times as many physical cores as my high end (i7) notebook computer. Is there really any benefit? Is Android software so multi-threaded? Or has the number of cores become the new pissing contest now that all the high end phones have similar displays and spects. I wish they’d fight it out over battery life instead of less useful features. I’d much rather a phone that lasts all day without a charge than a phone that can open Skype a millisecond faster!
Hi Andy i previously stated that i was disappointed, with the Huwaei Ascend mate, but now i realize their plan they launched this first mate, with soso spechs to try out the market, and if does well they may create the mate2 with full HD and the octo quore as you sated.