Huawei has been in the news recently for a mixed number of reasons - be it the expected launch of rumored Huawei P10 at the MWC 2017 or the arrest of its executives for leaking confidential information to LeEco.
Now a new development has taken place and suggests that the company has a new smartphone in the pipeline. A mysterious Huawei device codenamed MYA-L03 has been spotted on Geekbench.
The MYA-L03 is speculated to be a budget friendly smartphone from the company and has cleared the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification on Dec. 28, 2016.
The date is listed on a FCC document which is available for viewing on the FCC website. Various reports suggest that the mysterious device could be named "Huawei Maya."
Specifications Listed By Geekbench
According to the Geekbench listing, the Huawei MYA-L03 is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and may be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T CPU, clocking at 1.44 GHZ.
The rumored smartphone may house 2 GB of RAM and has a single-core-score of 658 and a multi-core-score of 1815, according to the listing.
FCC Filing Shows Dual-SIM Phone
The FCC filing, on the other hand, discloses a similar model under the name MYA-L23. The FCC listed model is a dual-SIM smartphone whereas the Huawei device spotted on Geekbench will house only a single SIM.
The MYA-L23 is speculated to have 2920 mAh battery, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, and will be supporting 4G/LTE (bands 2, 4, 5, and 7). The FCC cleared smartphone is also expected to come packed with the Bluetooth option.
Going by the picture in the FCC filing, the device may come with a replaceable back cover option to satisfy the growing demand of changeable colorful back plates. A closer look at the picture reveals microSD card slot and a SIM slot in the device. The rear camera is located on the upper portion with the LED flash on its left.
Huawei will most likely place its brand name on the back panel of the upcoming smartphone. The company is trying its best to get a strong foothold in the ultra-affordable smartphone market in the U.S.
Rumors suggests that the mysterious Huawei smartphone may cost anything between $100 to $150.
Huawei has a press event slated for Feb. 26 and it remains to be seen if the mysterious Huawei Maya will be introduced at the upcoming event. Since the smartphone has been given the green signal by the FCC, the handset will make its way to the U.S.