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

Related phones

Ascend P6
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Huawei K3V2E, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

MTK chipsets are not that powerful.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

2. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

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

4. CrimsonTyphoon

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

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

7. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013


3. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

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

5. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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 .

8. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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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