The serial tipster @evleaks had posted an image of a large screen unknown Huawei device on his twitter account. Apparently the device looked as if made out of metal, much like the Honor 7 variants from the company.
While not much details where leaked about the device, the tipster claimed that the device boasts of the latest Force Touch technology. He further speculated that the alleged device might belong to the company's D series of devices. The device is tipped to be launched on 2nd of September IFA Berlin thereby making one of the first smartphone to be unveiled during the mega event.
Nevertheless he followed it up with another tweet in which he quoted that the device neither belongs to the D series nor does it have a Force Touch display. In fact Huawei reconciled their initial plans of bundling this display technology into the smartphone. This makes us believe that either Force Touch panels are hard to source for the company or it's just too tough to implement on a smartphone display.
Launching at IFA on 9/2. Features force touch. Branding currently unknown (D-series?). pic.twitter.com/5w2t7m7Nsx— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2015
Just in case the concept of Force Touch was too heavy for you to digest, let's explain it in details. Force Touch is a display technology which allow the touch sensor of the panel to respond differently depending on the intensity of the touch. For example touching the back button of the device might get you back by just one step, whereas giving it a little more pressure can take you back to the homepage. The technology first made its commercial appearance in the Apple smartwatch.
Followup: I'm told that this is not a D-series -- which is dead -- and that the force touch feature has been pulled from this model.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2015
In fact the American giant is said to be working on their next gen iPhones aka the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus boasting of this state of the art Force Touch technology. The Chinese are not lagging behind too, as ZTE Axon mini became the first smartphone to sport this new technology. The phone is not available for retail as of now though and it would be interesting to see which comes to the market first. He further speculated that the alleged device might belong to the company's D series of devices.