Huawei is expected to released the Mate 9 flagship sometime in November, and it looks like the company will be releasing another smartphone just before the end of 2016. A new leak indicates that the other handset will be released in the United States and will be made available through AT&T.
The unannounced device, which has the model number H1611, was first spotted a few months ago with its specifications being leaked via GFXBench. The device has now gone through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outing that it will come with AT&T’s standard LTE bands, according to PhoneArena. This means that Huawei will be releasing the H1611 in the United States through that carrier exclusively.
As of this writing, there’s no word yet on what the device will be called when it launches. What is known about the device is most of its specs. The Huawei H1611 is said to come with a 6-inch 720p HD display with a pixel density of 244ppi. The screen resolution is a bit disappointing considering the size of the display itself. It would have been better to have a 1080p screen, but it looks like Huawei is cutting corners to make the handset as budget-friendly as possible.
Under the hood, the Huawei H1611 will come with Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 processor with an Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (only 9GB usable) and a decent 3,000 mAh battery, according to Android Police. The leaked GFXBench leak also indicates that the the handset will come with an 8-megapixel rear camera with support for 1080p full HD video recording, and a very weak 2-megapixel front camera. The device will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
As for what the device will look like, renders of the Huawei H1611 have also made its way online. Up front, the smartphone looks pretty generic, while the back carries the AT&T logo and the Huawei branding. The device comes with a headphone jack on the top edge, while the microUSB is at the bottom along with the microphone hole and the speaker grille.
The Huawei H1611 is expected to be part of AT&T’s GoPhone lineup where users can acquire a plan of $45/month for 2GB of data, or $60/month for 5GB of data. No release date has been given, but the device's appearance at the FCC may indicate that it will be released soon.