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

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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P8
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2680 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
    Huawei Emotion UI

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