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Huawei Ascend P8 features teased ahead of April 15 unveiling

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 launches now firmly out of the way, Huawei has started to tease its next flagship phone, the Huawei Ascend P8.

Confirming the phone’s widely expected name, the Chinese manufacturer has revealed a series of teaser images, all focussed around the number 8.

As well has revealing what the device will be called, the P8 teases have offered some tantalising insight into what new features the phone will have in store.

With each image offering details on a different aspect of the phone’s being, the first picture has shown an 8 with cracked glass at the top and solid glass at the base. This seemingly hints that the Ascend P8 will be bestowed with a toughened display.

Appearing through social channels Twitter and Weibo, the second image shows a camera lens – all but confirming reports the phone will feature and improved, 13-megapixel shooter.

The third image is a little more confusing.

Although the 8 is broken up by a calculator and currency symbols – potentially hinting at a reduced price – the number features a distinctly brushed metal look. This appears to suggest the P8 will adopt premium materials without proving too troubling to your wallet.

Additional images point to an impressive battery life and confirm the handset’s P8 branding.

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Last month we exclusively revealed that the Huawei Ascend P8 would be formally unveiled on April 15 at a dedicated launch event in London.

Huawei has significantly improved its standing in the UK smartphone race in recent years, with the 2014 launched Huawei Ascend P7 and oversized Huawei Ascend Mate 7 bringing the company closer to its market-leading rivals.

We will be on hand at the April 15 launch. Stay tuned for all the latest on the Huawei P8.

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