TENAA, China’s telecom regulator, is a common place to find upcoming Android devices in the Chinese market and today a new Huawei smartphone has passed through. The alleged Huawei Mate S2 follows the company’s recent design philosophy, but this new design definitely looks, familiar….

Just like 2015’s Nexus 6P, this new Huawei design has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, full metal body, rounded corners, and that signature visor on the top which houses the camera and various other sensors. Of course, this phone isn’t without its differences. The “hump” on the back seems to be gone, the front facing speakers have seemingly been eliminated, and the buttons along the side has been reversed with the power button underneath the volume rocker.

Despite this nearly identical design, the Mate S2 is rumored to run on top of significantly different specifications. Those include a 5.9-inch 1080p display, Huawei-made Kirin 960 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat at launch.


Huawei has yet to announce or tease this new device, but seeing that it has already passed through TENAA likely points to an upcoming announcement for this successor to last year’s Mate S. GizmoChina reports that we could learn more on September 1st at IFA. It’s unclear if we will ever see this device in the US, but with the company putting further focus on the United States, it’s entirely possible.

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