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

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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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posted on 18 Nov 2013, 05:35

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

MTK chipsets are not that powerful.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 07:03 4

6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

It runs android and most games smoothly on phones that are 1/3 the price of a flagship. These are not for powerful phones mediatek is going to start getting into that next year with an octacore a9.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 06:15

2. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 138; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)

MediaTek MT6582 is already in the Philippine market, Lenovo use it in their new phone called Lenovo A850.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 06:25

4. CrimsonTyphoon (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)

1st, it's MT6592, not MT6582
2nd, lenovo A850 uses MT6589

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 09:30

7. qiangshengchen (Posts: 23; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


posted on 18 Nov 2013, 06:18

3. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)

AnTuTu score of 28000 is really cool for a cheap smartphone!

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 06:55

5. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

I wonder who will be the first company to make an 8 core A53 CPU.
With a Power VR G6430 or similar GPU, it would be about as powerful as current Snapdragon 800 on the same process, but substantially less power consuming .

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 14:50

8. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Huawei could have made a phone with a super battery life, but they decided to make it super-thin instead.

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