Huawei is set to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Honor 8, later this month but that may not be the only new phone from Huawei in the near future.
GizmoChina is reporting that a second handset, model number EDI-DL00, recently showed up in a TENAA filing, a telecommunications equipment certification center in China. In lieu of an official name, the mystery device is tentatively being referred to as the Honor 8 Max. Here’s what we know at this hour.
As the name suggests, this is one massive phone with a 6.6-inch, 2K (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) display. It’s said to be powered by a Kirin 950 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of local flash storage.
Around back is a standard 13-megapixel camera (sorry, no dual camera array) with an 8-megapixel shooter up front. One interesting choice is the placement of the fingerprint sensor – on the rear of the device near the top which will no doubt make it difficult to reach, especially if you try to one-hand the phone.
Leaked specifications claim the device measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18 (mm) with a weight of 219 grams. The spacious chassis also accommodates a large 4,400mAh battery and we’re told it’ll run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
If GizmoChina is correct, the Honor 8 Max will likely compete with the Xiaomi Mi Max, a device that’s priced between $230 on the low end and $300 for a higher-end model. As such, Huawei will likely position the Honor 8 Max somewhere in that range.
Huawei will unveil the Honor 8 (and likely the Honor 8 Max) on July 11.