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Huawei Ascend P8 expected to be launched in March, first images of its metal chassis show up

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Huawei Ascend P8 expected to be launched in March, first images of its metal chassis show up
At 6.5 mm, Huawei’s Ascend P7 is one of this year’s thinnest smartphones - at least if we’re talking about devices that are widely available around the world. The P7 is also one of the best Huawei handsets we’ve tested lately, so we’re genuinely interested in its successor - which, as we told you in November, should be (unsurprisingly) called Ascend P8.

November was also when we heard that the P8 would have a thin metal body, just like the P7. Now, a couple of photos that allegedly show the chassis of the P8 seem to confirm that metal is indeed one of the main materials used to manufacture the new smartphone.

According to Chinese website CNMO, the Ascend P8 should be released in March 2015. It’s said that the new handset will be a bit larger than the P7, sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, instead of a 5-inch one. Other rumored features include an octa-core Kirin 930 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a fingerprint sensor.

The Ascend P8 could cost slightly less than $500, thus being a bit more affordable than most flagship smartphones are nowadays. Interested?


source: CNMO (translated)

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posted on 25 Dec 2014, 16:11

1. leonardke3 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


at 500 it is still pricy

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 16:12

2. leonardke3 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


the note 4 costs 600 in my country, why should i go for this phone at 500

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 16:25 1

3. TisaTsir (Posts: 70; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Next year will be interesting as far as smartphones r concerned.

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 22:26 3

4. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Device looks likes 6 inch.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 00:50

8. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


I'd say 5.5"-6" but maybe that hand is tiny

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 17:19

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Banana for scale?

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 22:58 2

5. Phonedingo (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Maybe if they used snapdragon processors

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 23:31

6. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


its the chasis of Mediapad X2

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 00:02 1

7. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Yeah I also think its a A tablet like Mediapad X1 .
The size says it's not a 5.2 inch device .
Mediapad X1 was launched in MWC 14 and according rumours it is also launching at the same time period .
So, it has a big chance to be a successor of Mediapad X1 .

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 02:10

9. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Correct, plus the P7 power button is located at the center and is a rounded Sony style button. This chasis on the other hand has the power way on top above the volume button and not the rounded style. The camera led location also matches X1 rather than P7.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 06:18

18. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)


It is going to be The Mediapad X2 according to other sources .
Link:
http://www.gizmochina.com/2014/12/27/huawei-honor-x2-pictures-specs-leaked-features-full-metal-body/

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 07:50

10. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


china copy every phone manufacturer

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 02:59 1

15. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)


phone is phone all phone look the same who build better i will use it or you want triangle phone or some thing ? and china is country not phone brand.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 20:29

19. Chuck007 (Posts: 1052; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


If you've worked for a Chinese manufacturer you'd know Joey statement has some truth in it.

And before you ask, yes I work for one lol..

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 13:21

11. leonardke3 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


they all copy, to stay on track china and others

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:03 1

16. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)


crap usa gay phone china phone is the best

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:09 1

17. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)


expensive and bend i dont buy who idiot and use it i dont care.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 02:57

13. Tomfromsouth (Posts: 76; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Do they take reasonable photos (ie close to galaxy) they're a bit cheaper here in south Africa. I seem to think the p6 or p7 took terrible photos so I didn't get it the end. Pity it was cheaper and the form factor is beautiful.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 06:45

14. DBounce (Posts: 145; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Those sides look really thick, don't think that thing will be bending.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 06:39

20. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Huawei ascend p8 max ? maybe.

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