Casing for upcoming 6.3 mm aluminum Huawei Edge leaked?

Huawei has already announced its flagship smartphone for the beginning of 2013, the Ascend D2. Apparently though, the Chinese company is hard at work on another high-end handset that it will launch in the second half of the year. So it looks like Huawei has been inspired by Sony’s method of releasing two different flagships per year. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a trend for the more established manufacturers.

The next Huawei high-end phone will be called Edge (Ascend Edge, perhaps?). And according to French site NoWhereElse, what you see below is the casing for the Huawei Edge. Obviously what we’re looking at here is just the aluminum shell, there’s no camera, there are no buttons, and the screen isn’t there either.

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But this does signify that aluminum is here to stay in Huawei’s portfolio. The Ascend D2 is also made of this material, and the Edge looks like it features a unibody construction. Let’s hope that metal will look better in the finished product.

The Huawei Edge is rumored to come with a 4.9-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB storage, and a 2,600 mAh battery. That’s smaller than the 3,000 mAh unit in the Ascend D2, but there’s a reason for that: the Huawei Edge will be 6.3 mm thin. It will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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