Super-thin Huawei Ascend P6 to become the Ascend P6S and sport an 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.