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Although the Ascend Mate 7 stole the show at Huawei’s press conference during IFA 2014 last year, the company did also announce a few other products, one being the Huawei Ascend G7. A mid-range handset that had an impressive specs list, it’s almost time for the G7 to be replaced and its purported successor has paid a quick visit to Chinese certification authority, TENAA.

Dubbed the Huawei G8, the mid-range handset is expected to be announced during Huawei’s press conference at September’s IFA 2015, with an official teaser suggesting that the event will be held on September 2nd. Alongside the Huawei G8 – if it is announced that is – we’re also expecting to see the Huawei Mate 8 announced maybe even hear more about Huawei’s partnership with Google on the Huawei Nexus.

To the G8 and the handset is definitely a mid-ranger but is clad with metal and ultra thin bezels. The handset looks to sport a display measuring 5 to 5.5-inches (although the resolution isn’t yet known) along with a Huawei Kirin processor and 2GB RAM. Also on board is 16MP storage (which is presumably expandable) and a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash. One key selling feature is likely to be the fingerprint scanner which sits beneath the camera on the rear of the Huawei G8 and should be similar to the touch-based type used in the Ascend Mate 7.

Given that TENAA have now certified the device, it’s likely that the Huawei G8 will launch in the very near future with a launch most likely taking place at IFA. The handset does seem to be similar to the Huawei Honor 7, which will raise the question as to whether it will be sold alongside or cheaper than Huawei’s sub-brand flagship.

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