Huawei Announces Octa-Core Ascend P6S
Is the Ascend P6 getting a makeover?
Huawei's Ascend P6 (pictured above) was just unveiled this past summer, but it looks like Huawei is already tweaking the smartphone's design. The Ascend P6S is a slimmer version of the P6 and was confirmed this past weekend.
Android Community reports that Huawei president Xu Xin Quan recently confirmed the Ascend P6S via Weibo. The phone will pack a custom designed octa-core SoC and Quan says eight cores will be able to operate simultaneously. This is compared to Samsung's Exynos 5, which powers the GS4 and Note 3, and features two sets of CPU cores, four Cortex-A7 "LITTLE" cores clocked at 1.2 GHz for the minor tasks, and four powerful Cortex-A15 "big" cores clocked between 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz for the heavy duty chores like games and movies. Not all eight cores can perform simultaneously – each set kicks in when needed thanks to ARM's big.LITTLE architecture.
The original Ascend P6 packs a 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 312ppi display, a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB/16 GB of storage (plus microSD up to 32 GB), an 8-megapixel camera around the back, a 5-megapixel camera up front, and a 2000 mAh battery. With a spec sheet like that, we can't imagine the Ascend P6S will improve too much on the original outside of the bump in processor. No word on when the device is set to launch, but since this isn't an official announcement, it probably won't be for a while.