Huawei has made a name in Asia by selling phones at much cheaper prices compared to its South Korean rivals. Over the past months or so, Huawei has been proactively working on its mission to gain a strong foothold in India. Consequently, the company's mid-range has been appreciated amongst the Indian buyers.
But at the same time, Huawei is also equally desperate to conquer the premium segment. The Chinese telecom giant hopes to crack the western market with its forthcoming flagship handset: the Huawei P8.
A sequel to the original Ascend P8 will be unravelled in London next month.
The stakes are high for Huawei, which saw its previous generation flagship handset, the Ascend P7. The phone made a huge impact on consumers in the premium segment.
Huawei wants the P8 to be the next big thing in the top-notch segment. The upcoming P8 could be its secret weapon against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6.
From stronger CPU to a sharper screen and possibly even better camera, here's everything we heard so far about the Huawei P8.
Huawei P8: Bigger Screen
Over the past few months, there have been lots of rumours about the P8: the next-gen handset from Huawei. A recent rumour suggests that the P8 (formerly rumoured as the Ascend P8) will come with a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen size. The display will be slightly bigger on the P8 in comparison to the Ascend P7, which has a 5-inch screen. That would make the Huawei P8 oddly similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6, at least, in terms of the screen size.
It should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a QHD (2K resolution), which simply means that there's four times as many actual pixels than in 1080p.
Huawei P8: Multiple Sizes
If reports are to be believed, then the Huawei P8 will be launched in three sizes. The standard version will have a 5.2-inch FHD screen. In addition to that, Huawei may announce a large screen sized P8 (dubbed, "Huawei P8 Max"). According to a well-known Chinese tech site, the Huawei P8 Max is rumoured to have a 6.8-inch display. The screen resolution isn't known as of now.
Moreover, the firm could announce a mini version of the P8. A "Lite" version is said to have a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, a slightly underpowered processor and 2GB of RAM.
Huawei P8: CPU
Besides the bigger screen, the Huawei P8 is rumoured to tout a Kirin 930 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The Kirin 930 chipset features four Cortex- A57 and four Cortex- A53 cores, clocked at up to 2.0GHz. It may not be as fast as the Snapdragon 810 processor, but the HiSilicon Kirin 930 chipset should be comparable to the Snapdragon 805 processor.
There is also a rumour that the Kirin 930 will make its way to the next-generation Nexus phone.
Huawei P8: Battery Life
Battery life will be great. A teaser image was posted on the Chinese social network site Weibo (also known as China's Twitter) from what we can sense, it focuses on the handset's battery life. Reportedly, the Huawei P8 might come with a battery that could last a whole 6 days. Still, other reports indicate that the device will have a long lasting battery but it's still hard to believe to see a phone that will probably last a whole 6 days.
Huawei P8: Camera
The Huawei Ascend P7's 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter, and it could get a bump to 20-megapixels for the P8. The upcoming Huawei P8 could also get an improved 5-megapixels front-facing camera. A dual-camera setup similar to the one on the Huawei Honor 6 Plus could also be a possibility, though the details are thin, at least, as of now.
Huawei P8: Release Date and Price
The Huawei P8 is all-but confirmed to go official on April 15 in London. Based on last year's flagship model, the P8 to cost around $450 (approximately Rs. 28,350).
Huawei P8 -OUR PREDICTIONS
We already known that the Huawei P8 is set to be released next month. Huawei is something of an unstoppable phenomenon in Asia, so the Huawei P8 will most likely to be a hit. Cost is another factor where the Chinese tech giant can possibly beat Samsung. The Galaxy S6 is rumoured to cost around Rs. 56,500 when it goes on sale in India on April 10. That makes the device utterly expensive in a country like India.
Meanwhile, the Huawei P8 is not yet on sale onto market, but it's expected to cost around Rs. 30,000, making it a lot cheaper to buy than the Samsung Galaxy S6. Plus, the specifications are looking as good as the Galaxy S6.
We'll find more about the Huawei P8 on April 15. We'll update the article whenever we hear any worthwhile new information on the topic.