The alleged Huawei Ascend P8 might have looks that kill

Because looks are the most important selling point of any smartphone device

The Huawei Ascend P7 might have been touted by sources as one of the sleekest smartphones ever made but Huawei’s apparently looking to outshine its own standard with the Huawei Ascend P8.

Leaks of the Ascend P8 are here, which we think is long awaited since the Ascend P7 was released some six months ago, and rumour has it that it’s going to be one good looking smartphone.

According to a Chinese site, MyDrivers, the Huawei Ascend P8 will be made to keep in tradition with what it’s been doing with the P line-up. Just like its predecessor, it’s said to have a metal body, with a back cover that sports a "porcelain texture" (we’re guessing something along the lines of the likes of ceramics that it’s promised to make its smartphones out of).

It will apparently be a 5.2in unit, packed with a 1080p touchscreen that will have a 2.5D curved glass similar to what Apple has installed on its iPhone 6.

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As for its insides, it might come with a HiSilicon Kirin 930 SoC built on TSMC's 16nm process (which is currently still in a production test phase), as well as an octa-core processor, although the exact clock speeds have yet to be disclosed.

Even its pricing and possible unveil date details have been leaked – word’s out that it could cost around CNY2999, which translates to around RM1645. And sources claim it most likely will show up at the CES showcase early next year (January 2015).   

One thing’s for sure – when Huawei does unveil this device, it will be shown off in all its glory at its flagship stores. 

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[Sources: Phone Arena and GSM Arena