Huawei preparing Ascend P7 to rival iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5: All the rumours

Several images purporting to show off Huawei's newest flagship smartphone have surfaced ahead of its launch tomorrow.

From the alleged leaked pictures of the Ascend P7, Huawei's upcoming device will follow very much in the footsteps of the Ascend P6, which was unveiled at a special event in London last year.

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The P6 earned a slightly disappointing 3.5 stars in our review, with its poor battery life and lack of NFC highlighted as particular areas of concern.

It was introduced last June as "the world's thinnest smartphone", and the P7 looks likely to also pack a 6.18mm thick body. However, the new handset is expected to be taller and heavier than its predecessor, with a 5in, 1,080 x 1,920 resolution screen said to be on the cards.

Other rumours point to a quad-core Kirin 910T processor, 2GB of RAM and the latest version of Android's KitKat operating system.

Huawei also seems to be keen on making the most of the current "selfie" trend that has taken the world by storm, so it is likely to squeeze an 8-megapixel camera into the front of the P7, with a 13-megapixel snapper adorning the back.

The Chinese firm is performing solidly in the smartphone arena, despite accusations of foul play from the US government (such claims have gone rather cold since Edward Snowden outed the National Security Agency's enormous PRISM spying program). In January, it was revealed that Huawei's smartphone division now counts for over one fifth of the company's overall revenue.

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ITProPortal was in Barcelona earlier this year, as Huawei launched a giant bag of devices. The beastly MediaPad X1 in particular caught the eye, and was launched as a rival to the Apple iPad mini and Google Nexus 7.

ITProPortal will be on-hand in Paris tomorrow to bring you all the news as it happens.

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