Over the weekend we saw some images that were supposedly of the Huawei Ascend P8 surface on the Internet. The device that was shown in those images was obscured by a case making it difficult to determine much detail or even verify that the device is the Ascend P8. A new set of leaked images has surfaced, this time for a case that is meant for the Ascend P8, and these images may provide us with a few more clues about what Huawei has planned for their forthcoming smartphone. Read more
Although the rumor mill lately seems to be dominated by leaks of Samsung and HTC devices, other manufacturers have devices in the works. Huawei is likely working on the next model in their Ascend line, the Huawei Ascend P8. Some new images making the rounds purport to be of the Ascend P8, although whatever the device is it has been concealed some by a case. Read more
If you’re wondering when your HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG or Huawei smartphone is set to receive the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update, then wonder no more. Here at Talk Android, we have compiled a list extracted from a variety of sources, predominantly leaks, to provide you with an estimated timeframe of when your beloved handset should start receiving the upgrade.
Xiaomi continued its inexorable rise in China, rising to 13.7% of market share in Q4 of 2014, while Samsung’s ongoing decline in China continued through the last quarter, slipping to 7.9% of the market, down to fifth place behind Xiaomi, Apple, Huawei, and Lenovo.
On Monday, Huawei posted an image teasing what it has planned for MWC 2015. The company did not include anything but the silhouette of an unidentified device with the tagline ‘Next is here’ attached. The styling of the teaser closely resembles what Samsung has done with its MWC 2015 teaser. And, yes, the taglines are similar as well. Samsung is using ‘What’s Next’ and Huawei’s answer is that the ‘Next is here’.
There is some belief that the device teased by Huawei is a smartwatch that features its own 4G LTE connection. Nothing is confirmed at this time and there have been almost nothing to support the smartwatch theory, so we will have to wait and see in a few weeks what Huawei has going on.
Source: @HuaweiDevice (Twitter)
Huawei’s upcoming flagship device, the P8, may have shown up in benchmarks, confirming some of the specs of the device. The benchmark came from a device with a model number of ML100-UL00, and it scored fairly highly, giving credibility to the rumors.
The processor in question was an unnamed octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The benchmark score was higher than the older Kirin 620, and it’s fairly close to the Kirin 925 in the Ascend Mate 7. If this does end up being the P8 with this particular chipset, it will be the first Kirin 930 device on the market. Read more
A new season is approaching and that means new devices are to come. From Huawei, it seems as if a new device from the Mate line is coming. On Twitter, leaksfly posted two images of what is allegedly the Mate 7 Compact. It looks much like the original Mate 7 — simplistic design with on-screen buttons and camera/flash rear setup. The rear also includes the same fingerprint scanner below the camera. The original Mate 7 had a 6-inch display, so the Mate 7 Compact could have a display measuring 5.5 or 6-inches.
Hit the break for an image of the rear.
Huawei may be bringing a smaller version of its Ascend Mate 7 to MWC this year, if rumors about the mini phone are true. While the Ascend Mate 7 features a massive 6-inch screen, the Compact may shrink down just a 5.5-inch display. It’s tough to call that a compact device, but it’s still technically smaller than the larger variant.
The rumors don’t suggest anything else about the device, such as the processor or screen resolution, but it’s possible it’ll carry similar hardware as the normal Ascend Mate 7. MWC 2015 isn’t too far off, so hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out. Read more
Huawei hasn’t exactly kept its successor to the Ascend P7 a secret. After all, the Chinese manufacturer has been posting teasers on its social networking platforms left, right and centre. Unfortunately, none of them bestowed any indication of its design, but now that’s all about to change.
The new phablet from Huawei, the Mate 8, has received a brand new photo leak. While it doesn’t show the phone in its entirety, but the photos show off a rather large handheld device. What we see from the photos it shows a gold and black colored device similar to that of Huawei’s special edition top-tier phones.