Huawei has started teasing the launch of a new smartphone, potentially called the Honor 7. The news comes from a post on Huawei’s official Weibo social network account in China, where a couple of images have been shared, which may give away one of the key features of the new phone.
It’s highly likely the Honor 7 will have a fingerprint sensor built in. One of the teaser images shows a fingerprint-style number 7, along with a June 30 date underneath. Another teaser picture shows the number 7 being picked out by a scanning line. The recent launch of Android Pay has made fingerprint sensors a key feature for new phones to have, but this won’t be the first time Huawei has fitted one to a smartphone.
The Ascend Mate 7, which launched at the end of last year, has one under the camera lens on the rear panel. It can be used for unlocking the phone, and because it’ll recognize different prints, multiple accounts can be set up, helping keep work, home, and family use separate.
While this is almost official confirmation of the Honor 7’s existence, the phone has already been leaked, so we have a good idea about its other specs. For example, the screen will probably measure 5-inches and have a 1080p resolution, while the processor could be a Kirin 935 oct-core chip with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The former version should have 16GB of storage space, while the later should have 64GB. A 13-megapixel camera is also expected.
Huawei will launch its new phone in China, judging by the information on the teaser images, but it did release the Honor 6 in the UK and other parts of the world, meaning there’s a chance the Honor 7 may be treated in the same way. We’ll bring you all the official news at the end of the month, and keep you updated with rumors in the meantime.