What shines in gold, pink, white or black and looks ready to make a splash at Mobile World Congress next week? A pretty little Android smartphone that goes by the code name "Sophia," that's who.
CNET reported that the persistent rumors of Huawei's latest Ascend P7 smartphone appear to have finally hit pay dirt, thanks to a leaked image that just popped up on Chinese social network Weibo.
Nowhereelse.fr turned up the above image of Huawei's successor to the Ascend P6 that will presumably be offered in black, white, gold and pink - which makes perfect sense for a smartphone whose code name is supposedly "Sophia."
Huawei is expected to formally announce the Ascend P7 in Barcelona next week at the Mobile World Congress conference, although little else is known about the Chinese manufacturer's latest smartphone.
Dazed and amazed
The rumor mill has been checking off all the requisite list of features in recent weeks, with the Ascend P7 expected to storm onto the scene with a display somewhere between five and 5.5 inches at 1080p HD resolution.
Power users are also anticipating a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with Android 4.4 KitKat in tow as well as the now-standard 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
Last but not least, Huawei will reportedly infuse the handset with camera superpowers, including 13-megapixel rear and eight-megapixel front-facing optics.
Over the weekend, Huawei threw down the gauntlet against rivals Apple and Samsung with a cheeky YouTube video touting an "amazing" front camera for its upcoming smartphone, while throwing in a peek at a new tablet for good measure.