It looks like Huawei might have figured out that it is about time that they moved on from their initial goals. There must be a very good reason for choosing the name “Ascend” for its range of consumer mobile products in the past few years, and we have certainly seen a fair number of those in the past. Word on the street has it that we might have seen the last of Ascend devices, since Huawei could very well take the step to drop it for future products. In fact, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 flagship which was released in September last year could very well be the last model to sport the Ascend name.
It seems that Huawei is going to move to a more distinguishable naming convention, where it will just carry the name Huawei alone, accompanied by the model number of the particular device. For instance, we could very well be looking at the Huawei P8 should there be a model that will be released to take over from where the Ascend Mate 7 is at the moment.
There might be specifications such as a 5.2” display in a sleek metal body, and other rumors point to an octa-core Kirin 930 chipset. I guess we will simply have to wait until Mobile World Congress happens in Barcelona at the beginning of March for more details on the situation.