While everyone is busy getting ready to update their flagship models in the coming year, little has been heard from Chinese OEM Huawei. The Chinese device manufacturer’s President broke the silence via Chinese social networking and forums site Weibo where he declared that the company is making its own “true” octa-core chip that will be in the Huawei Ascend P6S, the successor to the beautiful Ascend P6.
This is not surprising though since Huawei has a history of building its own chips in-house instead of buying from chip makers like MediaTek (popular with Chinese OEMs) or Qualcomm (the current largest supplier of smartphone chipsets).
We don’t know anything yet about the specs of the Ascend P6S but the fact that it will have a new Huawei-made octa-core chip means that it is likely to have a better clockspeed than the quad-core 1.5 GHz K3V2E processor in the Ascend P6. Also, it is expected that Huawei will join the 1920 x 1080 race with a 1080p display to replace the P6’s 720p display. Gorilla Glass 3 and Bluetooth 4.0 are almost a given in this day and age for any flagship device with hopes of upsetting the leaders and taking the market by storm. Whether that Bluetooth will be LE is something we’ll have to wait and see. The P6 was not only popular because of its looks but also its huge 5 MP front-facing camera. We can assume Huawei will retain that megapixel count or even increase it (ridiculous).
I just hope Huawei will tone down on the use of its custom UI or just make Emotion a much better skin than it currently is.