Super-thin Huawei Ascend P6 to become the Ascend P6S and sport an octa-core chipset

Super-thin Huawei Ascend P6 to become the Ascend P6S and sport an octa-core chipset
Chinese Huawei's flagship smartphone, the Ascend P6, has been snatching some headlines time these past three or four days, mostly thanks to the announcement that it'll get Android 4.4 KitKat by January's end. Perhaps intent on continuing the publicity streak, Huawei's president himself has taken to Weibo (Chinese Twitter equivalent) to share the company's plan to refresh its super-thin phone with a brand new octa-core chipset.

It's currently unknown whether we're talking the upcoming MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset or yet another one of Huawei's home-cooked boards. If history taught us anything, then we should hope for the former, as the 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2E processor in the current Ascend P6 is pretty underwhelming. Speaking of the MT6592, early benchmarks are actually pointing to a pretty decent all-round AnTuTu score of about 28,000 when pushing 1080x1920 resolutions. Of course, you do have to keep in mind that AnTuTu tends to get a bit generous with multi-threaded scoring, though we're likely talking about little to no-compromise performance nevertheless, even on a budget.

MediaTek is set to release the octa-core MT6592, along with a new quad-core (MT6582) chipset in two days time, on November 20. The line of upcoming octa-core devices from China already stretches over 10 separate OEMs, so do expect to be hearing a lot more about it throughout 2014.

source: MyDrivers via GizChina

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Ascend P6

PhoneArena Score:

8.0

User Score:

6.7
  • OS Android 4.2.2 Huawei Emotion UI
  • Display 4.7 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Huawei K3V2E 2GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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