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Huawei P8 to be unveiled April 15th in London; no Windows Phone model coming this year

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Huawei P8 to be unveiled April 15th in London; no Windows Phone model coming this year
A few days ago, a prototype chassis of the Huawei P8 leaked out. The phone is expected to carry a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and should be powered by a home grown octa-core Kirin 930 CPU. Completing the picture is 3GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera with OIS. A 2600mAh battery will power up the whole shebang.

You might expect Huawei to unveil this in March at MWC, but that is not the case. Instead, the company will hold a media event in London on April 15th to take the wraps off of the device. According to Jie Jinjin, Huawei's vice president of handsets, Europe was chosen for the event over the U.S. because that is where the company is selling a large number of its high-end phones.

Don't expect the P8 to feature a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. The manufacturer has said that it would rather save the battery life needed to drive a QHD screen. JinJin said that the P8 will continue the slim design of Huawei's P series, but not at the expense of battery life.

Huawei, which has become the third largest smartphone producer based on shipments, said that it will continue to stay away from the Windows Phone platform, and will not manufacture a Windows 10 phone. Huawei's CMO for mobile, Shao Yang, explains that all Windows Phone models are the same, leaving Huawei little room to differentiate itself in the market. With Android, Yang says that Huawei's Android phones add unique characteristics that other Android manufacturers don't have.

source: Wired via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 30 Jan 2015, 12:25 2

1. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


"The manufacturer has said that it would rather save the battery life needed to drive a QHD screen." Some common sense here

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 12:47

2. GuidoB (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


"A 2600Ah battery". With that battery, they could power a QHD screen, but I assume you mean mAh ;)

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 13:13

3. elitewolverine (Posts: 5125; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


that would be a king battery

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 16:55 2

4. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


"explains that all Windows Phone models are the same, leaving Huawei little room to differentiate itself in the market. With Android, Yang says that Huawei's Android phones add unique characteristics that other Android manufacturers don't have. "

Having a different skin might be different , but not better... With so many people asking for "stock android" i don't get this argument ...

also while they cant change the OS (thank god) they still can make exclusive apps and unique hardware (but i guess thats too much to ask from them)

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 20:21 1

5. theguy2345 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


In other words, their hardware sucks. And having a uniform look to all the phones is one of windows phone's strong points. I can pick up any device and have the same OS with the same UI. A strong point to me at least. Some would beg to differ

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 21:14 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wow, an OEM said it out loud what majority of world is saying.

Refreshing.

Bust up that GUI, that Xmas tree flashing an flipping tiles look is so 2012.

Those that like tiles could keep it as a GUI an others like oem or devs could skin it far better then that an boom, WP is kicking arse.

Otherwise yeah, its the best, said no one other then fanboys ever.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 06:49 2

7. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


What the majority of the world is saying?, such a liar you are.

Another thing is Tiles are the future they at better than boring Icons you only hate them cause its from Microsoft, just the way many of you Android fans hated Flat UI until Android copied it.

HTC Blinkfeed has Tiles, I bet Samsung and others going forward will be having Tiles under another name then you'll love it. You guys are such frauds.

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