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Huawei Ascend P8 expected to feature a more powerful Kirin 935 SoC

Huawei Ascend P8 expected to feature a more powerful Kirin 935 SoC

While the announcement of rising Chinese tech star Huawei’s Ascend P8 is going to take place on April 15, 2015, more leaks concerning the hardware specifications of the upcoming smartphone are expected before its official launch. While the company’s flagship slate, MediaPad X2; which was unveiled during MWC 2015 featured the company’s Kirin 930 SoC, it is expected that the upcoming handset is going to be running the Kirin 935 chipset.

It has not been confirmed which processors are going to be running inside the ‘system on a chip’, but earlier, Huawei had confirmed that its Kirin 930 was running the following octa-core package:

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53e (enhanced cores)

One of the reasons why the company did not incorporate Cortex-A57 into its tablet was because the latter consumes approximately 256 percent more power compared to Cortex-A53, and while it is able to deliver 56 percent more performance compared to its lesser performing mobile processor counterpart, the excessive heat generation and power consumption will not play nicely with the remainder of the components and overall battery life.

While the following has not been confirmed, it is possible that Huawei might incorporate all eight cores belonging to ARM’s Cortex-A53e and though it will consume more battery life compared to the MediaPad X2, a flagship handset should be able to deliver more performance. Additionally, Ascend P8 is going to possess a 13/5 MP camera sensor combination, with the rear sensor belonging to Sony’s IMX278 lineup.

It is also possible that alongside the Ascend P8, Huawei will announce Ascend P8 Lite, which will end up being a smaller and lesser performing variant of the company flagship offering. According to the source, the handset will be available to purchase after April 22, 2015.


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