ascend p7 18While Huawei did start off as a company known for their budget and low-end offerings, the company has been hard at work to try and shake that image with the release of their Ascend P-series of smartphones, like the Ascend P6 in 2013 which was followed by the equally impressive Ascend P7 in 2014.


So what does 2015 have in store for us? According to a roadmap posted yesterday that revealed Huawei’s plans for a wearable, there was also mention of the P-series. Huawei has since confirmed to us at Ubergizmo that yes, a new P-series handset is in the works and that we are looking at a launch in April and it is scheduled to take place in London.

Unfortunately beyond those details shared with us, we can’t be sure what exactly we can look forward to. Presumably given the naming scheme of things, we can look forward to the next-gen Huawei Ascend P-series whose photos were leaked recently. Assuming the photos and specs are the real deal, the Ascend P8 looks to impress once again with the use of Huawei’s own Kirin 930 octa-core chipset.

This seems like the natural progression of things for the company. In our interview with Huawei’s CMO Shao Yang, he mentions how building their own chipset with an integrated model is vital to the synergy that Huawei is looking for, which we guess in some ways is similar to what companies such as Apple and Samsung are trying to achieve with the A-series and Exynos series of SoCs.

Either way we guess we have to wait until April to see what Huawei truly has in store for us, so be sure to check back with us then and during MWC 2015 for the details.

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