Huawei Teases Slim P Series Handset

  • Beautiful metallic body
  • Thinner form factor
  • Eight-core CPUs coming later this year

Huawei reveals it will have a slim new smartphone ready for the Mobile World Congress next month.  The company will showcase the new addition to the P series of Android smartphones, says Consumer Business Group CEO at Huawei,

  • Beautiful metallic body
  • Thinner form factor
  • Eight-core CPUs coming later this year

Huawei reveals it will have a slim new smartphone ready for the Mobile World Congress next month.  The company will showcase the new addition to the P series of Android smartphones, says Consumer Business Group CEO at Huawei, Richard Yu.

Yu also said that the new handset will have a "beautiful metallic body" and thinner form factor than the newly announced Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra, the world's thinnest smartphone at 6.45mm.

At Huawei's CES press conference Yu had already confirmed that the Chinese firm will launch two "exciting innovative products" at MWC. There are rumours such as the leaked Ascend W3 as well, which suggest that Windows Phone 8 announcements could make up the other half of Huawei's MWC lineup.

According to Yu, Huawei is still going head-to-head with Samsung and will launch its own eight-core processor this year. This is likely in a bid to compete against Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa, an eight-core chip said to be 70 percent more efficient than quad-core CPUs. It is based on Cortex A15 CPUs using ARM's big.LITTLE processing technology. And Huawei will have its own chip based on the same technology, which the Chinese company plans to launch in the second half of 2013 with an unspecified device.

There is no mention whether the eight-core chip will make an appearance at MWC. Huawei should pick up the pace though as Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chips are suspected to power the upcoming Galaxy S4.

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