Huawei chose not to fight with the big names at MWC on the smartphone front, and instead pulled a joker out of its sleeve and announced one of the most compelling smartwatches on the market, the Huawei Watch. The Ascend P7 flagship is due for a replacement though, and it's apparently coming in April.
In a teaser image posted on Chinese social site Weibo, the company revealed its plans for the launch of the Huawei P8, supposedly without the Ascend moniker, from now on. The image focuses on the future flagship's battery, showing an segment display-style 8 digit, with one of the segments replaced by a full battery indicator and a divine light shining upon it.
We should know better, than try to read into the resulting 6, but wouldn't it be great if we ever get a smartphone that can last a whole 6 days? With the expected slim profile and the current state of technology, that's obviously impossible. The company could have put the battery on the left, and avoid all speculation though, so the 6 might just actually mean something.
Moving on from guesswork to rumors, we reported that the new flagship from Huawei will sport a 5.2-inch FullHD screen (we know how Huawei CEO feels about QHD) and ceramic uni-body. The in-house Kirin 930 chipset that debuted on the MediaPad X2 will find its place in the P8 as well, joined by 3GB of RAM. A dual-camera arrangement similar to the one in the Honor 6 Plus may sit on the back, with a supposed bump to 13MP.
We'll need to wait a bit more for all this to be confirmed, but with the Huawei P8 and the LG G4 expected next month, April is shaping to be quite eventful.
I do not see how 6.8" P8 Max will help them considering it so close to the 7.0" Mediapad X2. Unless this is like G6 and P7 mini.
Simple... P8 with 6 mm thickness and still greatgreat batterylife. Thats what it means
6000 mah battery with solar recharge