Huawei’s really been stepping-up its game at this year’s CES, and between the Ascend D2, Mate, and W1, there’s a decent chance that at least one of the company’s new offerings has managed to intrigue you. We’re already finding ourselves looking beyond even those brand-new smartphones to what the company could have next, after hearing about the company’s pending move to A15-based HiSilicon K3V3 SoCs.
There’s little doubt that A15 is going to be huge this year; we’ve already seen what it can do for the Nexus 10, and as more chip manufacturers incorporate it into their designs, we’ll get to enjoy its enhanced performance on more and more devices. We had heard rumors last fall that Huawei might end up launching the Ascend Mate with just such a chip, but apparently that news was a little premature.
Huawei Chariman Richard Yu has revealed that the A15-based K3V3 will finally be available in the second half of the year. That means that phones featuring the hardware are still a way’s off, but we’ll be keeping an eye out as IFA starts to creep up on us, just in case something feels like showing its face a little early.