Huawei promises super-skinny new P-series for MWC, octo-core CPU later this year

Huawei promises super-skinny new P-series for MWC, octo-core CPU later this yearHuawei has been talking itself up in a big way recently, with CEO Richard Yu announcin announcing at CES 2013 this week that the company's target is to build the best smartphones on the planet.

Rather than leave it there, however, Yu has gone on to share a couple of the tricks Huawei has tucked up its sleeve for the year ahead, including the launch of a super-thin P-series 2 smartphone at Mobile World Congress next month, and an own-brand 8-core processor in the second half of the year.

Huawei is nothing if not ambitious. It made some big promises going into 2012, yet despite largely failing to deliver the Chinese telecoms giant is sticking to its guns and seems even more determined in 2013.

It kicked off its quest for world domination by announcing a few handsets at CES 2013 through the week, including the gargantuan Ascend Mate and its first Windows Phone – the Ascend W1.

But that's just the start. Speaking to Engadget, Yu revealed that Huawei will be announcing a next-generation successor to its P-series Android range at MWC next month, and claimed it'll set a new benchmark as the thinnest smartphone on the planet, and will look good doing it thanks to a high-quality metallic body.

Sounds good to us, but Yu wasn't done there. He also revealed that Huawei will be stepping up to the octo-core plate in the second half of the year with its own Cortex-A15-based processor, taking Samsung on directly for 8-core CPU supremacy.

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