Huawei Teases for MWC, Eight-Core Ascend P2 Rumored

Huawei has distributed press invitations for its event on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress, with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer teasing the announcement of new handsets.

The company's invite reads: "Please save the date to join Huawei Device at the 2013 Mobile World Congress as it unveils its products, performance goals and possibilities for the year ahead."

One such product purportedly scheduled for an unveiling on the aforementioned date is the Ascend P2, which is said to sport an eight-core processor, while other rumors speculate on a quad-core processor.

Huawei enjoyed a profit of $2.5 billion in 2012, representing a 33 percent increase when compared to the profit margins generated in 2011. During CES 2013, it unveiled what it claims to be the world's most powerful smartphone in the form of the Ascend D2, as well as the announcement of the Ascend Mate. At 6.1-inches, it claims the title of the device with the world's largest phone screen.           


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  • uhh3000
    An eight-core phone is just silly. Regardless of the performance per core, that's simply absurd for a cell phone. But, as long is the person is technologically ignorant, higher numbers means better and they'll pay just to say they have an eight-core phone.
  • A Bad Day
    Well, hopefully the app programmers have more incentive to include proper support for eight cores.

    Unless if Huawei is doing the high performance quadcore + low power quadcore.
  • halcyon
    ^ If an 8-core phone is silly why would people want to pay to say they have one? Perhaps it's that YOU think an 8-core phone is silly and others do not?