ARM Exec's Slip-Up Seems to Confirm Huawei Ascend P6S

By Gerald Lynch on at

Somebody needs to sort out the loose-lipped staff over at chip makers ARM, who seem to be making a habit out of stealing the thunder from the company's smartphone manufacturing partners an awful lot recently.

The latest gaffe sees the British company's Chinese Weibo account apparently inadvertently revealing Huawei's forthcoming Ascend P6S smartphone. Huawei has already made it clear that it will look very similar to its predecessor, the P6, but will be sporting a new supercharged chip. But, rather than being able to unveil the handset themselves in a glamorous fashion, it seems ARM has beaten Huawei to the punch, posting the below pic of a handset that looks remarkably like the P6, but packing the new ARM Cortex-A9 Hisilicon Kirin 910 CPU with Mali-450 GPU. A "perfectly smooth gaming experience" brags the ARM employee, though how smooth the relations between the two companies will now be remains to be seen.

ARM made a similar cock-up earlier in the week, when a senior executive got a little too chatty with the Korea Times, talking up Samsung's as-yet-unannounced 64-bit Exynos chip inside next year's flagship Galaxy device. [Unwired View]