Huawei hasn’t exactly announced a lot of devices this year, at least not thus far. The company has showcased their first Android Wear-powered smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona earlier this month, the Huawei Watch. This announcement came as a surprise, and Huawei did a great job building this watch. The company has also manufactured quite a few compelling devices last year, and we’re waiting for April 15th to see what’s next. Why April 15? Well, Huawei has already announced that they’ll hold an event on said date in London, and indirectly (via teasers) revealed that the Huawei P8 handset is going to land. We’ve been hearing a lot about this device through leaks and what not, and the handset was just certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC).
According to TENAA’s listing, the Huawei P8 will be available in six versions, three of which are Chinese carrier models which support dual 4G LTE connectivity. The handset will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display with Gorilla Glass protection on top. The Huawei P8 will offer 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core processor will power on this handset, and Android 5.0 Lollipop will come pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top of it.
Volume rocker, power button, microSD slot and SIM card slot are all located on the right side of the device it seems, which is somewhat interesting. If you take a look at the back of the device, you’ll notice a camera sensor which is not confirmed at the moment, but if leaked images are to believed we’re looking at a 13-megapixel snapper here. You’ll also noticed a dual-LED, dual tone flash next to the camera and Huawei branding below that. This device is made out of metal, mainly, though plastic is still a part of the picture it seems. The bezels are rather thin on this device, which makes it look quite sleek.
The TENAA listing isn’t the only P8-related news we want to share with you. Huawei’s invitations for this event have surfaced as well, which you can check out down below along with the Huawei P8 images. Also, according to a new leak, the Huawei P8 might feature a fingerprint scanner built-in to the power button on the right, though that’s just a rumor. The event is only 2 weeks away, let’s see if Huawei has a surprise up their sleeve.