The end of the Ascend line-up might descend upon Huawei soon

Fret not, it's only the name that might be gone, Huawei is still making smartphones
The end of the Ascend line-up might descend upon Huawei soon

Chinese company Huawei has been banging hard on the branding for its Huawei Ascend smartphone line-up. But not for long.

After years of using the Ascend name in its smartphones, sources are claiming that the company’s all set to retire the name in its future devices. If this is true, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 flagship phablet will be the last entry in the series.

Chin up though, the entire line-up isn't going extinct. Only the Ascend name is said to be removed – Huawei will proceed with the production of the Ascend Mate 7's successors.

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The only difference is that a more conventional naming arrangement might replace it instead. So, for instance, the purported Huawei Ascend Mate 8 smartphone might sport the name Huawei P8 instead.

Speaking of the alleged Huawei P8, we’ve also caught wind of some of its speculated specs. The device is said to be a 5.2in sleek top-of-the-line unit crafted from metal. As for its innards, you can expect it to be powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 930 chipset, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, as well as a fingerprint scanner.

It will most likely make its debut at MWC 2015 in Barcelona in March, and according to sources, will be released sometime in May this year with a price tag of US$800 (RM2870) attached to it.

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[Sources: Phone Arena and GSM Arena]