Smartphones, particularly flagship models, have moved to a metal and glass sandwich build in the past few years. The shift has been industry-wide as customers have grown to appreciate the premium build and are willing to pay top dollar for it. Some of may recall devices with fake leather stitching at the back. The trend began with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and was even picked up by LG for the LG G4. Both manufacturers have dropped it since then but it seems that Huawei is going to bring the fake leather stitching trend back.
A filing for an unannounced Huawei device has been discovered on TENAA, a regulatory body in China, which has a teardrop-style notch at the front with a dual camera system at the back. We can also see a fingerprint sensor back there.
That’s not what immediately stands out in these images. If you look closely, you can make out the faux leather stitching around the back. It’s a throwback to those devices from years gone by even though the stitching is not quite as prominent but it’s certainly not hard to miss.
There is no further information about this devices so it’s not known whether Huawei will only be offering these devices in its home country of China or if we’re going to see them being launched elsewhere as well.