Huawei P8 Release Date; Invites Sent Out For April 15; Fingerprint Scanner, OIS Camera In The Books
Huawei Holding An Event On April 15 To Launch Ascend P8; Features, Specs, And MoreReuters

Huawei has confirmed an event next month in London where the Chinese phone maker is expected to launch a new high-end smartphone. The company has sent out official invites for April 15 and also posted a teaser image that strongly hints at the launch of Huawei P8.

The widely-anticipated successor of Huawei Ascend P7 will drop the "Ascend" branding and has been in news since early this year. With a major upgrade in specs and features, the new Huawei smartphone will make a tough bargain in the competitive smartphone market.

According to GSMArena via GSM Info, the event will commence at 3 PM in London. The company's invites doesn't give away any direct details except asking its fans to "Save the Date".

If the rumors are to be believed, the Huawei P8 will boast a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel screen with a pixel density of 424ppi. Under the hood, the smartphone will run on company's home-grown 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 CPU. Other key specifications include 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage and a 2,600mAh battery.

There are some interesting features expected to be seen in the Huawei P8.

According to the publication, the handset will integrate the highest security standard in phones, a fingerprint scanner, along with a 13-megapixel rear facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization. Also, the camera will be one of the USP for the P8 with a unique Duo camera setup, which will allow users to change focus and aperture of a captured image. If everything goes as planned, the handset will also feature Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

Huawei has been teasing the coveted P8 in China, revealing details such as strong screen, better camera and a great battery. The smartphone was expected to arrive at the MWC 2015 event but Huawei opted for a separate event instead. The pricing and availability details will be announced at the event, but a Phone Arena report suggests the Huawei P8 to cost around $480 based on its China pricing.