With all the fuss surrounding leaks on the HTC One M8 the last few weeks, and the buzz about Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, it seems we may have almost forgotten that other OEMs exist and that they have phones set to launch this year as well. Huawei is one of those OEMs that while no longer having a presence in the US, they are huge in their home market of China and other regions. Their newest addition to their smartphone lineup will be the upcoming Ascend P7, which seems to have posed for the camera again but this time out in the wild. These images found their way online thanks to the Chinese Weibo network, that display the a phone that is all set up for internal testing. The images are pretty low on quality and resolution so it’s hard to make out many details.
These wouldn’t be the first leaks of the Ascend P7 to show up on the web, as there were photos of the back panel that popped up not too long ago, but we’d say Huawei has done a pretty good job of keeping images of their new unreleased handset off of the internet compared to HTC. The Huawei Ascend P7 is expected to launch sometime later this year, and we’d wager that as we get closer to the release date it’s possible that more leaks could surface on the web for our viewing pleasure.
The Ascend P7 is rumored to have a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, and come packed with Huawei’s own HiSilicon Balong chipset that is clocked at 1.6GHz. It’s also rumored to be holding 2GB of RAM which seems to be the standard for new flagships, and we’d expect no less from any OEM that offers high end handsets. The Ascend P7 is supposed to be running Huawei’s version 2.0 if their Emotion UI, and come sporting a 13MP rear camera for taking pictures, all while running off of a 2,460 mAh battery. So far there’s no word on cost, actual availability or what version of the Android OS is to be running on this new device from Huawei, although some are speculating that it will be running Jelly Bean and not the latest, Android 4.4 kit kat.