The Huawei P8 should be unveiled on April 15, but details about the new flagship are continuing to trickle in. The latest are alleged photos from the factory that is working on the P8 and show a book of schematics with the exact measurements of the handset.
The Huawei Ascend P6, P8's granddad, was well-known for being super thin – 6.2mm in 2013. Its successor went up to 6.5mm last year and the new model is set to be 6.6mm thick according to these drawings. The exact dimensions are 144.9 x 71.9 x 6.6mm, compared to the 138.8 x 68.8 x 6.5mm of the Ascend P7.
The Huawei P8 will have a bigger screen than its predecessor – 5.2" vs. 5" – accounting for the taller and wider device. Current rumored info points to a 2,600mAh battery, a small upgrade from the previous 2,500mAh battery, too.
There are a number of changes on the back, including dual-LED flash for the single 13MP camera (no dual-camera like some early rumors suggested). Below that is a wide rectangle whose purpose is unknown but could be a fingerprint scanner like on the Ascend Mate7.
The loudspeaker has moved from its traditional place on the back and is now on the bottom. There are two strings of holes on the bottom, it's not clear if there's a speaker behind each or if one is just decorative.
The Huawei P8 should keep the screen resolution at 1080p (Huawei's CEO thinks QHD on phones is just a waste of battery). The phone will be powered by the new in-house Kirin 930 chipset (also found on the MediaPad X2 tablet) and will be paired with 3GB of RAM.
Scemetics not avelible... bade...
It will be interesting to see if the P8 can compete as a flagship without bt 4.1, wifi ac, nfc, 4k encode, ufs 2 and a beefy gpu. i guess they couldn't wait around for the kirin 940/950, and they HAVE come around with good chipsets in a short amount ...
Very curious to see the battery capacity...i hope it will be 3000+mAh. Making these devices so thin sacrifices the battery capacity...will rather have a 4000+mAh battery on a device 9-10mm thin.