Huawei leather-backed device with enormous screen hits TENAA

Two new Huawei devices just passed through the Chinese regulatory agency TENAA’s website. The devices are enormous with a 7.12-inch screen on one, and a 6.5-inch screen on another. The larger device has a faux leather backing and appears to be a repurposed Honor 8X Max. At the end of August, we found out that Huawei plans to release some new color variants of the Huawei P20 Pro, including a new faux-leather backed version, akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from way back in 2013. Now we have TENAA listings for two new Huawei devices, one of which also has a leather-like backing. The first device comes in two variants: the Huawei ARS-AL00 (Black) and the Huawei ARS-TL00 (White). The smartphone appears to essentially be a repurposed Honor 8X Max with some slightly upgraded specs. Editor's PickHuawei reveals four new P20 Pro colorways (Update: Leather model has 8GB RAM) Update, August 31, 2018 (9:23AM PT): And just like that we have the price and release dates for all of the new P20 Pro colorways straight from the mouth of Huawei CEO Richard Yu. As … Just like the Honor 8X Max, this new, as-yet-unnamed device is incredibly large with a 7.12-inch notched display. The camera, screen resolution, and dimensions of the device all appear to match the Honor 8X Max — but the chipsets are different. While TENAA listings don’t give specifics on chipsets, the chipset in the ARS-AL00 and the ARS-TL00 both clock at 1.95GHz, which is a little better than the 8X Max’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz. The most notable feature though of this new device (besides its enormousness) is the faux-leather backing complete with fake stitches. This makes the device look like a really big version of the Note 3, albeit without an included stylus. The second device to hit TENAA is the slightly smaller JKM-AL00. This could be an updated Huawei Y9 or maybe it will be called the Huawei Y10, but we are not sure. It will have a 6.5-inch 2,340 x 1,080 notched display, dual cameras on the rear, and an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2GHz (maybe a Kirin 710). TENAA listings usually come really close right before a launch, so it’s likely we’ll know what these devices are in the next few weeks. NEXT: Huawei and Honor bend the rules to catch up to Qualcomm

date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:26:27 +0000