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Huawei goes octa-core with its upcoming Cortex-A15 processor, hints thinner phone for MWC

Huawei is going to introduce its octa-core Cortex-A15 processor in H2 2013. Also, a new super slim phone is planned for Mobile World Congress 2013.
January 11, 2013

In the last few days, we’ve seen several major SoC makers introduced their latest and greatest offerings. From Nvidia’s Tegra 4 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800, to Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa and ST Ericsson’s NovaThor L8580 – these are the mobile processors that will be powering devices this year and beyond.

We’ll have to add one more to the list, as Huawei’s Richard Yu has confirmed to Engadget that it will be challenging Samsung in the octa-core processor race with the company’s Cortex-A15 chip, which will be unveiled in the second half of 2013. Other details are still scarce, but Yu is likely referring to the upcoming HiSilicon K3V3 processor.

In other Huawei-related news, it looks like the company still has more Android goodies to offer soon. Following the introduction of the Ascend D2 and the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate at CES 2013, Huawei will go thin for Mobile World Congress by lining up a new super slim P series smartphone that reportedly will take the world’s thinnest phone title from Alcatel’s One Touch Idol Ultra.

Will this be the year that Huawei finally hits it big?