Huawei P8 could launch as early as April 8th


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Huawei’s momentum shows now sign of slowing with news that the much anticipated Huawei P8 could be released in early April.

Huawei are looking to shake up their flagship Ascend line, first of all by dropping the “Ascend” branding, and then launching a top-of-the-range model to carry the brand in to 2015.

The simply named Huawei P8 will be the replacement to the P7, and from sources close to the company might be a 5.2-inch phone with 1920 x 1080 display. A FHD panel on a flagship phone might sound a little last generation, but upping the resolution to 2K would be deemed pointless on such a compact display.

That seems to be the only firm detail in the rumours so far, but there is a possibility that two version of the P8 might be released. The base Huawei P8 would have a Kirin 930 chip with 3GB RAM while the high-end P8 (Pro?) will get a Kirin 950 with 4GB RAM.

Initial rumours were that Huawei would release the phone at MWC but new details suggest an April 8th release date.

[ GizChina.it ]
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14 Comments

  1. Zami
    January 22, 2015

    There are lots of rumours about the Huawei P8 .
    But no news on it CPU Power , GPU ,not even the camera .
    All the top brands are now moving towards 20 MP camera .
    So, if Huawei uses a 13 MP unit . It will be a big disappointment . IMX214 has become a common unit.
    It’s not high end anymore .

    • Simon
      January 22, 2015

      Apparently that’s not even going to be its flagship model, that award will go to the D8 which may follow shortly after.

      • Zami
        January 22, 2015

        I am not sure about D8 .
        Huawei CEO just said in is weibo account that 2K display is foolishness .
        But rumour says D8 will have 2K display .

        • Simon
          January 22, 2015

          I think I will go for the P8, but not much is known about it.

      • balcobomber25
        January 22, 2015

        I have a feeling the D8 is going to be a “plus” version of the P8 as so many companies are doing today. I don’t expect to see a 2K display on it as Huawei has made several comments about their distaste for 2k displays.

    • seven7dust
      January 22, 2015

      Actually only Sony is using 20 MP, everyone else is focusing on better optics like Smasung with Isocell , Apple with Dual pixels and Lg with OIS+,

      a 13 Mp camera with OIS ,bigger lens and fast focus, would produce much better photos than a crippled 20 MP sensor with bad optics , so it’s more than just Megapixels.

      • Zami
        January 22, 2015

        But rumours are saying Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC one M9 will have 20 MP cameras .
        So, if Huawei doesn’t do anything they will lose ground .
        And Huawei never used OIS in their cameras .
        Moreover in an report I heard that Kirin 930 will have 2.6 GHz clock speed and hope it will be right .
        No leaks yet about the camera .

        • balcobomber25
          January 22, 2015

          Too much is made of MP at this point it is nothing more than marketing. I can point to several cheaper phones with 13mp shooters that take worse pictures than phones with 5-8mp shooters. I would much rather see them all start to use better sensors and lower aperture.

  2. seven7dust
    January 22, 2015

    Huawei right now has some of the best tech on the market

    1) Ascend mate 7 with that fingerprint scanner
    2) Honor 6 plus dual camera tech
    3) Kirin Processor cause they can make it themselves {a dual core that performs like a quad core and consume less power , unlike snapdragons}
    4) best body to battery ratio 3100 mah, like on the Honor 6.

    All this and they still don’t have a phone that can take on the Mi4 or MX4, whats Huawei doing ? the Ascend p8 could be killer if they use all their best tech.
    But I’m sure they’ll cripple it and call it a day

    • desponent
      January 22, 2015

      I’d take Honor 6 and/or 6 plus over those any day of the week.

      • Bruno
        January 22, 2015

        and the OS support? yeah that’s right, it don’t exist. I won´t trade my mi4 for nothing

        • desponent
          January 22, 2015

          OS is a mean to an end, you can brag how many “updates” you have each week every time and it doesn’t even matter when you can get something done on huawei’s phone just as fast if not faster and with more freedom since it’s not locked up with pitiful internal memory size.

          • Bruno
            January 23, 2015

            good luck then. huawei for me? never again

  3. balcobomber25
    January 22, 2015

    I love Huawei’s design but hate the software they use. Also I don’t know what it is but I despise their logo. Everytime I see it makes me cringe.