Huawei Will Release the Ascend P6S in 2014
Huawei brought us the Ascend P6 in June this year and it is equipped with 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 4.7-inch display. Measuring 6.18mm thick, the P6 was one of the slimmest smartphone in the market, it is even thinner that Sony’s flagship phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra.
Xu Xin Quan has recently unveiled a plan to release the successor of the P6 and copying Apple’s naming scheme, the phone will simply be called the Ascend P6S. Instead of the K3V2 quad-core chip, the phone will be driven by a true octa-core processor, meaning users can benefit from improved performance level during peak load, because all the cores can run at once. The hardware will be more optimized too, resulting in better battery life.
While other China-based manufacturers tend to use MediaTek-based solutions, Huawei typically uses its own homegrown processor model. Huawei said recently that it will skip the Android 4.3 update for Ascend P6 and it will go directly to Android 4.4 KitKat instead; which may arrive on January next year. Meaning, if the company plans to launch the P6S around the same time period, the phone could already be equipped with Google’s chocolate-themed software.