Large-screened Huawei model expected at IFA on September 2nd?

Large-screened Huawei model expected at IFA on September 2nd?
A pair of tweets from Evan Blass (of @evleaks fame) reveals an image of a large-screened Huawei branded handset. The serial leaker says that this unnamed handset will first see the light of day on September 2nd at IFA, in Berlin. In his first tweet, Blass says that the phone will have Force Touch and could be a D-series model. But in his second tweet, Blass says that Force Touch had to be pulled from the device and that the phone is not a D-series model since that particular series is dead.

For those who have been in a coma, Force Touch is a feature for touch displays that Apple introduced on the Apple Watch. The technology helps a device distinguish between a regular tap and a stronger press. This allows that same device to activate different options depending on the strength of the touch. Some have wondered whether this is the same thing as using a long-press to differentiate two taps. The difference is that a long-press is based on how long you tap the screen and Force Touch is based on how hard you tap the screen. (As an aside, we'd guess that many of you probably press harder for a long press out of habit, but it is not required).

Force Touch is expected to be the killer new feature for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. But in a bit of one-upmanship between competitors, ZTE was actually the first to announce a smartphone with the Force Touch feature. Last month, it was announced that the ZTE Axon Mini will be released in September with Force Touch on board. Whether ZTE can deliver this to the market before Apple does is another story. Judging from Huawei's decision to pull the feature from this unknown model, Force Touch might not be so easy to implement on a smartphone.


source: @evleaks via AndroidCentral

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13 Comments

1. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

huawei d8 with kirin 950

2. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Evleaks(Evan Blass) is always making mistakes.. he's not in the industry anymore and is washed up

3. Mobilephile

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

"Force Touch is expected to be the killer new feature for..." A killer feature would be projecting a hologram in front of you or something. Stop it PA just stop

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Or charging your phone with steps, taking of your battery and phone still working with alternative power, quick charge 3.0, sodium-ion battery, larger internal storage for cheaper price etc etc. Force touch is good but I dont think a lot of people will use it (imo) like with samsung air gestures, hover and so on.

6. Alan01

Posts: 627; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Whether you think it is or not, there are many analysts who think Force Touch will be a huge new iPhone feature. It might not turn out there way, and you might be right. But our job is to report whay we are hearing. This happens to be one of the things that we are hearing. Now, whenever some mentions holograms, I can't help but go back to this hilarious story. Check this out: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Fox-News-makes-a-fair-and-balanced--iPhone-5-features-reporting---laser-keyboard-and-holograms_id34582 Regards, Alan F.

11. Mobilephile

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Alan, one can simply say 'According to analysts.....'. Done. Many of these "analysts" are wrong usually. It's based on pure speculation. We, including you know better. Who are they really? Apple-paid, maybe? Apple surveying current users for an opinion to lead to these conclusions? Analysts part of their marketing team? possible. There's a YouTube video of an IPhone running Lollipop and were asked what people thought of the Apple's new OS update. Most praised it and didn't even notice that it was Android. Even more hilarious

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

A killer feature would be a self-destruct button ;)

4. Jack93

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Maybe, it is Huawei Mate 8.

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Wrong!! Apple's new killer feature is screenshot's folder ;)

9. xaugustx

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Apple iPhone

10. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

He sounds like a joker to me rather then a source .

12. Simona unregistered

the honor 7 and mate 7 mini (or plus) will be completely the same ..

13. 5eyez

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

Today I spotted the new teasing video of Huawei for #IFA2015. Its pretty cool youtube.com/watch?v=yv_exA9OdR8

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