As Samsung has now pulled out of the IFA tech event later this year, is there anything worth looking forward to at the Berlin show? It looks like Huawei is planning to show off a new smartphone, as two leaks have just showed up on Twitter, one a press render from Evan Blass and another from a pre-release device.
New Huawei phone to debut in September
According to well known blogger Evan Blass, the new Huawei device will be announced on 2nd of September at the IFA event. He doesn’t know what the device will be called but does say that it will feature “Force Touch” – a technology that Apple debuted in the Apple Watch and is also rumoured to come to the new iPhone this year. If that’s true it will be one of the first smartphones with built-in pressure sensors on the touchscreen.
Besides that information, the images indicate what looks like prototype or test unit, but at least it gives a clearer picture of the device. The onscreen benchmark tests suggest a 1080p HD display with an 8-core CPU. But based on the design alone it looks something like a next generation Huawei Ascend Mate – however, looking closely you will realise that can’t be the case. Why? The device has a 13 MP camera and runs Android 5.1.1, but the tell-tale sign is that it has a pixel density of 480 pixels per inch, which means it can’t be a follow-up to the 6-inch Mate 7 because it’s resolution spread over 6 inches would be 367 ppi. That means it could be a mini version of the Mate 7 with a screen size of 4.6-inches.
It’s all just speculation though at the moment, but we’ll find out more next month at the IFA event…