A couple of days ago, Samsung announced their own 8-core Exynos processor called Exynos 5 Octa and it looks like Chinese manufacturer Huawei does not want to be left out. In an interview with the folks at Engadget, Huawei’s Consumer Business Group’s CEO Richard Yu revealed that the company would be launching their own 8-core processor which just like Samsung’s, will be based on the Cortex-A15 design, and most likely a comparable big.LITTLE architecture. The chipset will be released in the second half of 2013 although the name of Huawei’s model is unknown at the moment, but Engadget has speculated it could be called the K3V3 and could be manufactured by none other than TSMC. Will it perform just as good, if not better than Samsung’s own 8-core Exynos processor? We guess we will have to wait for benchmarks to find out.

Another interesting tidbit revealed during the interview was the fact that come MWC 2013 which will be taking place next month, Huawei will also be taking the wraps off a new smartphone from the P series lineup. This Huawei device is said to feature a body thinner than the Alcatel Idol One Touch Ultra which supposedly is the world’s thinnest smartphone at the moment. Apart from the phone featuring a metallic body, not much else is known at the moment so be sure to check back with us during MWC for the details.

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