With a number of companies releasing LTE octa-core chips, it looks like Huawei is ready to join them. Huawei’s new Kirin 920 is made up of a quad Cortex-A15, plus a quad Cortex-A7. These two cores work simultaneously, along with a Mali-T628 GPU.
The chip also includes a multi-mode LTE Cat 6 radio, allowing for data speeds of up to 300 Mbps on carriers that are set up for carrier aggregation. The Kirin 920 also has a low-power I3 sensor co-processor, along with a Tensilica HIFI3 audio processor. A release date is still yet to be announced.
Huawei’s flagship device for 2014, code named “Mulan,” has shown up in the AnTuTu benchmark database. We’re getting a pretty good look at what’s going to power the device, and it looks like it’s going to be a pretty powerful phone. The benchmark confirms an octa-core Kirin processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 4.9-inch 1080p screen, which is definitely on the same level as the devices that are currently being released. Read more
Huawei has updated their Honor lineup of aggressively priced, high spec devices with two new handsets, including the Honor 3X Pro and the Honor 3C 4G.
The Honor 3X Pro is pretty similar to the existing Honor 3X, but it has a 1080p screen instead of a 720p screen, twice as much internal storage space, and a new texture for the back of the device. Otherwise, it’s the same as the older model with a 5.5-inch display, 13 megapixel camera, 2 GB of RAM, and an octa-core MediaTek processor. The 3X Pro is priced at 1,698 yuan, 272 US dollars. Not a bad deal. Read more
Earlier today Huawei officially unveiled the new Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone. To help generate additional interest in the device and help potential buyers understand some of the decisions and technology that went into the device, Huawei has released a couple videos touching on these subjects. Read more
Huawei just held a nice little event in Paris, and as expected, the star of the show was the Ascend P7. It comes in at only 6.5mm thick and weighs a mere 124 grams. Those of you that like to take selfies will love the 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture and five-element aspherical lens. It also includes IMAGESmart 2.0, which includes 10 levels of auto-facial enhancement as well as some wide-angle functions. There is even a panoramic group selfie mode, which Huawei is referring to “groufies.”
The phone comes with Android 4.4 along with Huawei’s own UI called Emotion (version 2.3). This new version of Emotion includes an updated version of Do Not Disturb as well as a new permission manager.
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Some images have leaked on the Chinese site Weibo suggesting Huawei has a new device for their “Glory” line of smartphones, a device that is heavily influenced by Samsung’s design cues. The device, referred to a a Huawei Glory 3X Pro, comes with a Samsung inspired faux leather back similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Read more
Huawei’s Ascend P6 made some waves as a sleeker option for Android lovers. Although limited in specific markets, it didn’t stop international users from shipping it to their homeland.
The Ascend P7, the P6’s sequel, promises to be even better, and we’ve finally gotten some up close pictures of the device. Hit the break below for a gallery of shots.
The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans on unveiling their new Ascend P7 smartphone on May 7th, but not before posing for a couple of pictures. You can expect a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, a 5MP FFC and a 13MP rear camera will be on the device. The P7 will also have a 2,400mAh battery and comes with 16GB of on-storage space, but is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Check out some of the photos below after the break!
We already know about the Huawei Ascend P7, but it’s been revealed that the company is also working on a smaller variant of the phone, the P7 mini. The device is expected to be officially announced on May 7 alongside the P7.
We’ve been hearing leaks about the Huawei Ascend P7’s specs since as far back as December, but @evleaks has kindly confirmed what we were already assuming. The P7 will sport a quad-core Kirin processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot, and a 13 megapixel camera with an 8 megapixel front shooter. Pretty solid device for 2014. The design is supposedly less than 7 mm thin and it “basically looks like the P6.” If you liked the P6, you’re in luck, but if you were hoping Huawei would shake up the design, you may want to wait for the next model.