Ceramic and metal body rumoured for the Huawei Ascend P8

Ceramic and metal body rumoured for the Huawei Ascend P8

The mid-range Ascend P7 launched six months ago and our very own Gary reviewed it here. Now it’s rumoured that the next phone in the Ascend series, the P8, is currently undergoing internal testing at Huawei HQ. Rumours are that the new device could make a appearance as early as January next year at CES.

It’ll possibly feature a 5.2″ full 1080p HD display with a PPI of 424 – dubbed a “2.5D display”. I take this to mean it’s tapered at the edges, similar to what Apple has done for the iPhone 6.

Taking note of the trend towards more expensive build materials, the P8 is rumoured  to have a metallic body and a ceramic rear and buttons. Judging from the Mr Blurry cam photo above, it looks like the P8 will have a new camera design and a dual LED flash or fingerprint scanner (which Huawei used in the Mate 7 device).

Also claimed is that he Ascend P8 could potentially be powered by the Kirin 930 octa-core processor. This makes me think the release date of January is a bit presumptuous as that chipset isn’t scheduled to begin mass production until later in 2015.

This device could be a slight upgrade to the P7 using more premium materials, which in itself isn’t a bad thing.

Via – Ubergizmo