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

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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20 Comments

1. leonardke3

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

at 500 it is still pricy

2. leonardke3

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

3. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

4. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Device looks likes 6 inch.

8. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

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

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Banana for scale?

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Maybe if they used snapdragon processors

6. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

its the chasis of Mediapad X2

7. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 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 .

9. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

18. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 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/

10. joey18

Posts: 665; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

china copy every phone manufacturer

15. KPZNJ

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 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..

11. leonardke3

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

they all copy, to stay on track china and others

16. KPZNJ

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

crap usa gay phone china phone is the best

17. KPZNJ

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

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

13. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 02, 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.

14. DBounce

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

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

20. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Huawei ascend p8 max ? maybe.

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