Huawei has announced it will hold a press conference just before the doors open at MWC 2015, saying it will reveal “surprises that will empower you to set your dreams free.” That’s some impressive marketing speak, which gives absolutely nothing away about its plans. Luckily, there are several rumors surrounding Huawei’s future line-up, including talk of the MediaPad X1’s sequel, the Huawei P8, and the end of the Ascend brand name.
The MediaPad X1 was revealed at last year’s Mobile World Congress, and was the company’s answer to the iPad Mini, but with phone capabilities built-in. Yes, it looked pretty silly when stuck to the side of your face, but technically it was an impressive and good-looking device.
An image supposedly showing the MediaPad X2 has leaked online, and if it’s accurate, the device will again have an aluminum body, but perhaps with smaller overall dimensions than the original. The report adds the display will have a 1080p resolution, while the processor may be one of Huawei’s own Kirin chips with 3GB of RAM.
The Ascend P8, should it arrive, could be Huawei’s flagship Android smartphone for 2015. A metal chassis is possible, along with a slightly curved 5.2-inch display, making it the largest P-series phone yet. There are also rumors of it using the Kirin 930 processor, the latest octa-core chip from the manufacturer. However, there has also been talk of Huawei dropping the Ascend brand, so the Ascend P8 could end up wearing a different name.
Huawei has scheduled its event for March 1 in Barcelona, and we’ll bring you all the news on the day.