Huawei’s Ascend P6 is without doubt the most desirable smartphone the Chinese firm has ever produced, and a solid performer too. We’ve been hearing about a possible sequel for a while, and a new leak has given us the rundown of a Huawei phone codenamed Sophia, also tentatively known as the Ascend P7. Prior to this, the sequel had been given the name of the Ascend P6S, so there’s still a question mark over the final name.
The rumour originates from an anonymous tip sent to tech site GSMArena, and supposedly shows an internal document containing a detailed spec for the Ascend P7. If it’s real, then the new phone will be right up there with the top-end smartphones available at the moment.
For example, the display is said to measure 5-inches and have a 1080p resolution, while the processor should be a quad-core, 1.6GHz chip of Huawei’s own design, and accompanied by 2GB of RAM. This is slightly different to previous rumours, which have linked the P6’s successor with the first eight-core chip from Huawei.
The spec list continues with a 13-megapixel rear camera, and an impressive 8-megapixel front-facing camera, which Huawei says will be a major selling point for the device. Android will be the operating system, but it’s not stated which version will be installed, although it’ll be covered by Huawei’s EmotionUI regardless. Finally, we can expect 16GB of storage, 4G LTE, and a microSD card slot.
The leak gives an April 2014 release date, so should it prove accurate, we’d expect a January launch at CES or a late February unveiling at MWC. Will the rumour prove accurate? We’ll have to wait and see.