Huawei's alleged 2015 lineup leaks, boasting crazy D8 flagship with 2K display and 4 GB of RAM

Huawei's alleged 2015 lineup leaks, boasting crazy D8 flagship with 2K display and 4 GB of RAM
We were just sent what is supposedly a table listing Huawei's phone portfolio for the next year, and it includes some pretty intriguing handsets, like the Ascend Mate8 successor to the Mate7, but with a 2K resolution display this time,  new Kirin 930 chipset, and availability in the fall for about $650. 

That's not the only 2K horse in the stable, though, as an Ascend D8, purportedly with a 5.5" screen diagonal, is listed with the high-res panel, too. This one should be the company's absolute flagship next year, as it also features a yet-unannounced 64-bit Kirin 950 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage. It is apparently scheduled to appear in May, and cost the equivalent of $800 when it lands.

A successor to the popular Ascend P7, a P8, will be announced as soon as CES in January, it seems, and sport a 5" 1080p display, the same Kirin 930 chipset as the Mate8, 3 GB of RAM, and a $490 price tag - not too shabby. Later in the year we will see Ascend 5, 5X, 7 and 7X, with 5" or 5.5", HD or 1080p displays, ranging in price from the lowly $115 for the 5" Ascend 5, to $320 for the 7X. All in all, a very promising lineup, and we can't wait to see Huawei's traditionally strong point with these handsets - the thin and premium designs.


Thanks for the tip, Zami!

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12 Comments

1. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Ahh china .. soon a sony/apple lookalike with 16 gbs ram for 199$ .. cheapen android more come on

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A 16GB ram android phone for $199 in 2015. Please count me in!!

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

16gb of RAM. I think you mean storage. Because 16gb of RAM is expensive for laptops, desktops, or anything that has that much RAM. So if you can get a 16gb RAM Android phone for $199. I will take 100 please. Putting all jokes aside. I think having more ram ultimately will mean things like full fledged development tools on Android will be become possible then. So no need to use a desktop, laptop/notebook, computer in general to develop apps for Android. Wouldn't it be nice to code right on your Android device, compile and test right there. I think that would be awesome.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Seen this last week but they need better than that. In the lower end 720p 5 inch goes bellow 100$ and 999CNY(163$) will be 1080p in China. This kind of pricing would fit this year not next year. And BTW the cheaper 4 models would be Honor not Ascend.

3. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

There is rumors already claimed it's a 64-bit octacore. Also logically Kirin 930 have to be 64-bit too, otherwise they will have hard times to sell that devices on the end of the year and it have to much powerful GPU than Kirin 92x's cause seems they planned implement it on Mate 8 with 2K display too.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

4GB ram, android phone should now work smooth? 1Gb opening apps, 1gb scrolling, 1gb widgets, 1gb system? .. Hmm

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

We all know Android doesn't need 4gb of ram to run smoothly. Just look at the Moto G, and E, they run just fine with 1gb of ram. Even KitKat runs just fine with 512mb of ram. With companies putting more ram on their devices ultimately means that they have now given Android more room to grow in the types of software that Android can run. For instance with 4gb of ram you could now install a full fledged development environment. Something that is not possible with 1gb of ram. Sure you can code just fine with 1gb of ram, but you cannot compile and test as well. You would be swapping your heart out to the emmc storage, which is not good. So with 4gb of ram, now I can see a full development environment happening on Android. No need to use swap files. Bring it on. ;-)

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

And you still won't get updates.

7. DBounce

Posts: 171; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

2k displays on tablets have been around for more than 2 years. Is this really a big deal? 4gb of ram is welcomed. Where are the 4k displays that are supposed to be launched before year's end according to Samsung's roadmap?

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think the majority of people would agree with me that 2k is good enough. 4K is just overkill. It will consume more energy (CPU/GPU resources). So until all TV's, laptops, computers, tablets and phones go 4k. Then we won't see a major adoption to 4k displays.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If they can get the P8 actually running well with the Kirin 930 I might be interested. I always loved the design of the P series.

12. ssdlh

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

It's fake, it's somebody's wish on TieBa, trust me, I am from China.

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