Huawei’s 2014 Lineup is Looking Rather Swag: P7 in May, D3 in June, 2K Phone in September

March 3, 2014 - Written By Nick Sutrich

Huawei is one of those companies that doesn’t get a lot of media attention but usually make some pretty solid products.  While they’re mostly relegated to only selling devices in their home country of China, there are a few models that make it outside Chinese shores and do fairly well at that.  Huawei’s Ascend P6 made some waves and become one of Huawei’s most successful devices, and it’s getting followed up by the P7 (pictured above)  in just 2 months, and should be getting an international release as the P6 did.  The P7 is a rather stylish looking phone, and while we didn’t see it at MWC as we expected to we should be seeing it by May if these latest rumors are correct.  The P7 will likely be shipping with a 5-inch 1080p screen, dual-LED flash for the camera and on-screen buttons like a Nexus device.

Huawei’s Ascend D3 is another elusive phone that seems to have slipped through the cracks and didn’t make an appearance at MWC last week either, but that doesn’t stop the hype train from rolling.  In this latest rumor set we’re seeing a possible June release for the D3, which looks like Huawei’s summer flagship phone, and should sport some pretty gnarly specs when it hits the Chinese market.  While we don’t know the size of the screen for the Ascend D3, the resolution looks to be 1080p, and is going to be powered by an in-house built HiSilicon octa-core processor using big.Little technology, meaning it’s one 1.8GHz powerful quad-core processor and another 1.5GHz power-saving quad-core built onto one chip.  The Ascend D3 should be shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat, and will likely retail for ¥2,888 (somewhere in the $470 or â‚¬340 range), and right now looks like it’s only going to be sold in China.

Finally we’ve got rumors of Huawei’s fall 2014 flagship brewing as well.  Holding a yet-to-be-named title among the Ascend D series is a device with a 5-inch 2K display, which sports an unbelievable 587 pixels-per-inch.  With that sort of display density it should be nearly impossible to ever make out any single pixel on the screen, giving you a truly paper-like finish to your viewing experience.  If you haven’t heard of the 2K displays yet it’s essentially twice the resolution of 1080p, coming in at 2560 x 1440 pixels.  This will all be powered by a HiSilicon K3V3 2GHz true octa-core processor, meaning all 8 cores can be used at once unlike the dual-quad-core on the Ascend D3.  Knowing how many pixels 2K resolution has you’re going to need some power behind the screen to push that kind of resolution without lag, and it seems like Huawei’s latest might just be the system-on-a-chip to do the grunt work.