Is this a curved-screen phone from Huawei?

Is this a curved-screen phone from Huawei?
So far, we've had various reports of a Huawei phablet about to be announced at this year's IFA convention. There's a good reason to believe that it will be the reiterated version of the Mate 7, called Mate 7 Plus, and there are some interesting reports surrounding it – such as possible force touch capabilities.

That aside, it seems that there is another mysterious Huawei device headed to the IFA stage. What looks like a press render of the unknown handset has been sent to tech blog site GizChina by a leakster, together with a picture of a display panel, allegedly from the same device. The tipster claimed that it's a smartphone that goes by the code name 007 and is indeed built by Huawei.

Not much can be seen on the leaked image – it depicts the phone's top side, or so we believe, and it seems that this is where the handset's headphone output and SIM tray (or SD card tray?) will be located. The overall build of the device seems to be comprised of metal. Now, this image has led to some speculation, suggesting that the phone's display would be curved. However, we're fairly sure that what we are looking at in the picture is the phone's curved back panel, which could easily be mistaken for a turned off display, due to its darker hue. Additionally, the picture of the display panel, which is claimed to be from the same phone, lies flat, and no curvature can be seen.

Still, we are not ready to call this a render of the Mate 7 Plus, since the SD card tray placement on the top is just not in accordance with previously leaked images. We wonder if it has something to do with this unknown device, which was briefly leaked a few months back. What do you make of this mystery render?

source: GizChina via GSMDome

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