Mobile Phones: Huawei Ascend
News & Reviews: Huawei Ascend
Last Updated: May 05, 2014
While the Huawei Ascend P7 mini has already been launched, the Huawei Ascend P7 is still waiting in the wings. We expect it to make an appearance soon though (this week in fact) but serial leaker @evleaks has put up nice closeup shot of this latest flagship smartphone from Huawei. The chrome detailing and styling certainly looks good and the smartphone is very thin at just 6.18mm. Other tech specs are all but confirmed with 2GB of RAM and a 2460 mAh battery. The chassis looks to be mostly metal which should excite those who like those sort of premium all-metal body smartphones. Still no news on pricing or Malaysia release dates but with Huawei Malaysia already in the country we should get the Huawei Ascend P7 here in Malaysia soon.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014
Most mini versions of a smartphone usually come after the main version has come out, but Huawei have officially announced the Huawei Ascend P7 mini in Germany. Perhaps it's a move to help whet the appetite of users who want a bit more for when the Huawei Ascend P7 actually douse come out. Tech specs for the Huawei Ascend P7 include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage, a 4.5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution and support for a microSD card up to 32GB. An 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera sweeten the package somewhat along with Android 4.3 right out of the box. A 2000 mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity should do well for this mini smartphone. No details yet on pricing or Malaysia release dates just yet, so stay tuned for more updates.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2013
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.
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013
The smartphone formerly known as the thinnest in the world, the Huawei Ascend P6, is now being offered by Maxis from RM499, which is just awesome considering the original price was RM1399 and you can now get the smartphone under a 12 months or 24 months contract. The deal is available under the Maxis SurfMore and TalkMore plans. For more details, check out the table and links in the article.
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013
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.
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2013
After a very brief teaser period, Huawei Malaysia has confirmed that the Huawei Ascend P6 will be launched in Malaysia with the launch date set at 25 July 2013. Bear in mind that this would be on the same lines as an announcement and not the same as an actual release date, which could be a bit further down the road. Unfortunately, no details just yet on pricing or availability but stay tuned for further developments. No other news on the other upcoming Huawei devices like the Ascend P2, Ascend Y210D, G525 or MediaPad 7 Vogue so this could just be a single device launch.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013
Huawei is a well known company in mobile telecommunications but hasn't really made much waves with their smartphones. However, things have been picking up, especially with the recent release of the Huawei Ascend P6 which currently holds the title of World's slimmest smartphone. Other products like the Ascend Mate phablet are also providing good performance with build quality. In a sign of further confidence, Richard Yu, Huawei's CEO has revealed that he intends to position Huawei as the 3rd mobile maker worldwide by 2015. While it sounds like quite a claim, after some more thought the only ones to stand in their way for third spot would be Nokia, BlackBerry or LG making it quite possible with the right products.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
While the press release seems to have been pulled (perhaps waiting for the official launch event to be finished), the Huawei Ascend P6 has been officially announced. At 6.18mm thick, it is the slimmest smartphone in the world (for now). To put it in perspective, most biscuits are thicker than 6.18mm so you can understand why this is a big thing. Other tech specs for the Huawei Ascend P6 include:
- 4.7-inch in-cell LCD (720p)
- 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor (Quad-core, K3V2 chipset)
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB storage
- 8MP rear camera (BSI, F2.0, 1080p recording) + 5MP front camera
- 2000 mAh battery
- supports Dual-SIM (dual-stand by) + HSPA + WiFi + Bluetooth + FM Radio
- 6.18mm thick | 120g
Last Updated: May 22, 2013
Originally making its debut appearance at CES 2013, the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate is set to launch in Malaysia on 30 May 2013. Tech specs for the Huawei Ascend Mate include:
- 1.5GHz Quad-core HiSilicon K3V2
- 2GB RAM
- 6.1-inch display (720p, IPS, Gorilla Glass 2, Magic Touch)
- 4GB internal storage + up to 64GB microSD
- 8MP camera
- 4050 mAh battery
- WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 support
Last Updated: May 08, 2013
Adding on another FREE smartphone to their list, Maxis is now offering the Huawei Y300 for a 12-months contract with the TalkMore28+1GB data plan. If you're a very light data user then you can also opt for the TalkMore28+200MB plan but you'll have have to pay RM200 for the smartphone. For the full details check out the table below: