It has today been revealed that Huawei’s new flagship device, the Huawei Ascend P8 will be launching in London on April 15th. Meaning that the device will not be released at Mobile World Congress 2014 as was expected.
The news was today confirmed by Huawei’s Director of Communications, Jerry Huang in a statement to Wired.
Jie Jinjin, Huawei’s vice president of handsets also added to the statement to Wired:
“[P Series launches] will always be in a European country,” said Jie Jinjin, Huawei’s vice president of handsets, at a briefing attended by WIRED.co.uk in Shanghai. Choosing the country is tricky, he added, and Huawei must take a number of factors into account, but the company already has a well-established handset business in Europe. “This is why we didn’t choose the US. We chose Europe because Europe is the market where we have very good sales of high-end smartphones.” Europe is also very important to the “brand strategy” of the P Series, he said.
Previously Huawei has launched the P6 in London in 2013, and the P7 in Paris.
In terms of specs, rumours suggest that the Huawei Ascend P8 will feature a 5.2 inch display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, a Kirin 930 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation, and finally a 2,600 mAh battery.