Authentic-looking rear shell of the upcoming Huawei P7 'Sophia' unearthed

Authentic-looking rear shell of the upcoming Huawei P7 'Sophia' unearthed
Yesterday, we reported on a possible Huawei P7 'Sophia' render that came to our attention, but today we have something significantly better -- an authentic-looking rear shell of the successor to the ultra-thin Huawei Ascend P6.

The new snaps mostly keep true to the render we saw yesterday, as the shell is indeed quite angular. That said, it does look like the upcoming Huawei flagship refresh will have a tad softer edges than we initially thought, and the material used is rather curiously textured. Moreover, the camera unit on the shell is placed at the top left, instead of centered, as shown in the render. In fact, the placement of the camera sensor/LED flash appears to be nearly identical to the P6. The two differ, however, in the placement and shape of the speaker, not to mention that the rear cover snapped proudly informs of its 4G LTE capabilities -- still a rarity among Chinese handsets. 

The Huawei P7 'Sophia' is expected to come packing a 5-inch, 1080p display, a home-brewed 1.6GHz, quad-core HiSilicon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear shooter. If the Ascend Mate 2 is any indication, however, there will be two versions of the P7 -- one for 3G markets, and another for LTE ones. In the case of the giant Mate 2, only the former sported Huawei's in-house silicon, while the latter had to resort to Qualcomm's more advanced chips to take advantage of those blazing-fast speeds.


source: Huawei News

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12 Comments

1. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I love devices that are more square like that.

7. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

sony called! they want their z1 back.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple called! They want their iPhone 4 back.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Sony called! They want their original prototype walkman back

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You killed it.

2. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

The shape of the phone and the camera placement is so Z1-ish

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It's a rectangle. And cameras been up there, long before.

6. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

the led flash placement makes it look like a Z1 :D

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Xperia Z wanna be...

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

P6 was iPhone 4S copy, now they have taken Xperia Z design. Well, Huawei has good taste on devices to copy...

11. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Another sleek and sexy phone courtesy of Huawei.

12. VictorZx

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Copy Sony Xperia Z1!

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