A new leak has revealed that Chinese phone maker Huawei is working on the Huawei Mate S2 which is expected to be announced in September.
The new device was first spotted on TENAA, the Chinese organization that provides hardware certifications to upcoming new hardware. A photo of the device was published online by Phone Radar. The handset is believed to be the successor to the Mate S, which was released last year.
The front of the Huawei Mate S2 shows Huawei’s branding. It looks pretty much like how a standard smartphone would look like, except it doesn’t have any physical buttons up front. The most interesting thing about the new device is the way it looks at the back. The design closely resembles the Nexus 6P from last year.
Google released two Nexus handsets last year: the Nexus 5X, which was built by LG, and the Nexus 6P, which was built by Huawei. This year, Google has partnered with HTC to develop two new Nexus handsets. If this photo is accurate, Huawei may have decided to simply reuse its design of the Nexus 6P for the Mate S2.
In terms of specifications, the Huawei Mate S2 is vastly different from the Nexus 6P. Like the original Mate S, the Mate S2 will come with a pressure sensitive display. The screen is believed to be a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display.
Unlike the Nexus 6P, the Mate S2 won’t have dual front-facing speakers. Instead, a stereo speaker will be placed on the bottom edge of the device.
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate S2 is rumored to come with a 2.6GHz Octa-core Kirin 960 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 3,500 mAh battery. As for cameras, the one at the back is said to come with a 16-megapixel sensor, while the one up front will have an 8-megapixel sensor.
On the software side, the device is expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s proprietary EMUI user interface running on top.
The device is rumored to be officially announced on Sept. 1. The Huawei Mate S2 will then make its first appearance during Huawei's IFA conference in Berlin, Germany that will kick off on Sept. 2, according to Android Headlines.