As Quad HD displays are slowly becoming the norm for high-end Android handhelds, and 64-bit processors should be widely adopted once Android 5.0 spreads out, you’re probably wondering what the next step might be in the numbers race. The answer is quite simple – 4 GB RAM. Yes, four gigs of random-access memory.
Huawei, as it seems, plans to unveil a little phablet called Ascend D8 in May 2015, with 4 GB of memory under the hood, an unannounced homebrewed 64-bit Kirin 950 processor and 64 GB internal storage.
That’s just a small part of Huawei’s world domination plans for next year, with an Ascend P7 successor possibly slated to appear in the spotlight as early as January, at CES in Las Vegas. The P8 is no pushover either on paper, with 3 GB RAM, a Kirin 930 CPU, 5-inch 1,080p display and, get this, a sub-$500 price tag.
Speaking of, the Ascend D8 could cost as much as $800 outright with a massive, high-res Quad HD 5.5-inch screen.
Of course, Huawei will keep its focus on the budget mobile space as well, planning to come out with Ascend 5, 5X, 7 and 7X phones priced between $115 and $320.