Huawei has announced two rather interesting devices at IFA in Berlin this year, the long rumored Mate S, and the G8 mid-range handset. The Mate S is company's new 5.5-inch handset which offers Force Touch display, and all sorts of interesting gestures you can take advantage off. The phone also packs in a fingerprint scanner, and is made out of metal. The G8, on the other hand, is your typical upper mid-range offering, but it is made out of metal and it also packs in a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. That being said, a Chinese variant of the G8 handset surfaced yesterday, and the rumor said that the phone will be called G7 Plus in China. That rumors turned out to be true considering Huawei unveiled the handset in the meantime, read on.
The rumored specs we've seen yesterday were almost spot on. The Huawei G7 Plus features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) 2.5D display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core SoC it seems, not the 616 variant that leaked yesterday. The device also packs in a 3,000mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel OIS snapper is located on the back of this phone. The 5-megapixel shooter is available on the front side of the G7 Plus, and this handset also offers two SIM card slots and 4G LTE connectivity. Android Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Huawei's EMUI (Emotion UI) 3.1 skin on top of it.
As you can see in the gallery down below, this is a really sleek-looking handset, and it's actually identical to the G8 that was announced at IFA. This is not the first time Huawei manufactured two identical handsets but has decided to name them differently in different markets. The Huawei G7 Plus sports on-screen buttons, capacitive keys aren't available here. Both the power / lock and volume rocker physical buttons are located on the right-hand side of the G7 Plus, and you'll also notice the Huawei logo below the display, and the dual-LED, dual tone flash next to the rear-facing camera. The Huawei G7 Plus will be available for purchase in China on September 9th, so keep that in mind if you live in China and are interested in purchasing this thing. The phone will cost around 2,822 Yuan ($444), though the pricing hasn't been officially confirmed yet.