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  • Huawei Ascend P6S leaked again: No Octa-core, Pics, same 4.7-inch display

    Huawei Ascend P6S leaked again: No Octa-core, Pics, same 4.7-inch display

    Well, even presidents can be wrong sometimes, as the Huawei Ascend P6S has leaked once more, this time in semi-official Tenna certification complete with pictures. The certification also comes with tech specs and we unfortunately cannot find any octa-core processor or chipset as was initially reported. While it maintaines almost the same profile down to the 120g weight, it is actually 0.3mm thicker but maintains the same 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p resolutions. While it isn't packing MediaTek's Octa-core solution it will use a new Huawei chipset with 28nm fabrication. Again, it is still unconfirmed whether this would be the K3V2+ or the latest HiSilicon K3V3 but either would be less than the hoped-for Octa-core processor. The K3V3 uses the ARM big.LITTLE architecture with 1.8GHz dual-core Cortex A15 and 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processors which technically makes it a quad-core processor that operates with only one dual-core processor at a time. Other tech specs include a Mali-T658 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and Android 4.2.2. Feeling a bit let down? Well, so were we, but at least it is rumoured to get Android 4.4 Kit Kat as well. No pricing details or Malaysia release dates yet, but the Huawei Ascend P6S is expected in early 2014.

  • Huawei Ascend P6S to use octa-core chipset?

    Huawei Ascend P6S to use octa-core chipset?

    If you liked the Huawei Ascend P6 or the smartphone formerly known as the world's thinnest smartphone, then you'll like the fact that Huawei are currently working on a more powerful version called the Huawei Ascend P6S. Utilizing the same super slim profile, the Ascend P6S will use an octa-core chipset, and this has been confirmed from comments made by Huawei's President himself. Unfortunately, it is still unknown which chipset Huawei will be using. It seems unlikely that they'd go for a Samsung Exynos 5 chipset and there is no news yet of a very good octa-core Huawei chipset either. This means that the Ascend P6S will likely use the more affordable MT6592 octa-core chipset from MediaTek which has performed well so far. While it hasn't scored as high as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processors, a 28000+ score on AnTuTu is still very respectable performance. No news on Malaysia pricing or release dates just yet but the Huawei Ascend P6S is likely to come out in late December 2013 or early 2014 as the MediaTek MT6592 is only set for release from 20 November 2013.

  • Huawei Ascend P6S with improved K3V2+ processer benchmarked

    Huawei Ascend P6S with improved K3V2+ processer benchmarked

    Looking to follow in the footsteps of other incremental smartphone upgrades, Huawei have since released the Huawei Ascend P6S which is a version of the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone that uses Huawei's new and improved quad-core K3V2+ processor. The new processor features ARM Cortex A9 cores along with a faster Mali-450 GPU. The Huawei Ascend P6S managed to a get an AnTuTu score of 22270 which is quite impressive but nowhere near what the top Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 smartphones can achieve. While the processor is said to be running at 1.6GHz, Huawei have said that the new H3V2+ processor should help decrease energy consumption down to 50% while delivering 50% to 80% better performance. No news on Malaysia release dates or pricing just yet though.