Huawei is gearing up for the official announcement of its next flagship device on April 15 in London. Dubbed the Huawei Ascend P8, the device has earned TENAA certification, the Chinese equivalent to the FCC in the U.S.

Details on the device's specifications also came up along with the TENAA filing. These include a 64-bit Kirin 930 chipset with octa-core CPU, a RAM of 3GB, and a built-in memory of 32GB, which can be expanded through the microSD card slot. Other features include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 13MP main camera and pre-installed Android 5.0 Lollipop.

According to TENAA, the upcoming Huawei P8 will have six unique versions; three of which would be carrier-specific. The listed model numbers on TENAA are identified as HUAWEI GRA-CL00, HUAWEI GRA-TL00, HUAWEI GRA-CL10, HUAWEI GRA-UL10, HUAWEI GRA-UL00 and HUAWEI ALE-TL00. All models will have the dual SIM dual standby feature, which means only one SIM card will be active at a time.

Along with the certification, the device also had images leaked online, which showed that the P8 will be a mixture of plastic and metal materials, thereby confirming earlier rumors. Some areas, such as the front, will come protected with Gorilla Glass. The images also showed that the P8 will have super thin bezels.

The speculated measurement sets the device to be merely 6 millimeters, or less than a quarter of an inch, thick, although there are no indications on the device's exact thinness. The frame and back finish might be made of metal, while certain areas, such as the strip found around the camera, would be made of plastic.

The images also showed that the left side of the device seemed clean, while the right side is adorned with various controls. These include power, volume, and the SIM card and microSD slots. The device also bears the familiar Huawei branding found at the center.

The pricing of the upcoming Huawei P8 is said to reach $480, which incidentally is the rumored price for the One E9+ from HTC. The latter will also be unveiled one week prior to the P8's official announcement. This means that the two handsets may be competing for a greater market share in the high-end smartphone category.

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