We’ve been looking forward to the Huawei P8 for months now – a phone you may better recall as the Ascend P8 before we heard that the company could be dropping its Ascend branding going forward. Despite the presence of a leak appearing to depict an aluminum frame for the smartphone, rumors once suggested that Huawei could be going with a different set of premium materials, building the handset with sapphire protecting the screen and a backplate crafted from ceramics. Now the latest rumor returns to this idea, but with some slightly tweaked details.
Instead of sapphire, we’re now hearing that Huawei could use Gorilla Glass 3 – a development that in itself isn’t so interesting, aside from new the detail that the phone’s back could similarly be covered in Gorilla Glass. Despite that change, ceramic materials could still play a large part in the P8’s build, only now they might compose the phone’s frame. Like the Ascend P7 before it (above), the model should end up spectacularly slim, with a 6mm figure attached to this report.
We also hear that the dual-camera system from the Honor 6 Plus could make a return with the P8, and that the phone may end up equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Other purported details include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Kirin 930 SoC, and a 2600mAh battery.
Despite MWC creeping up on us fast, Huawei could forgo the expo for the P8’s launch, instead introducing the smartphone at its own event, tipped for mid-April.