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Huawei will release another new phone with the Kirin 990 5G processor: new leak

An alleged teaser for the Huawei Nova 7 series. (Source: Weibo)
An alleged teaser for the Huawei Nova 7 series. (Source: Weibo)
A device with a completely new Huawei model number has appeared on Geekbench 5. It is described as having 8GB of RAM and running on the 5G version of the premium Kirin 990 chipset. This has led to speculation that it is the Nova 7 Pro - or possibly 7 Pro+.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Geekbench 5 has added scores for an apparently brand-new phone called the Huawei NEY-AN00 to its database. Its listings exhibit specs such as the Kirin 990 5G SoC, 8GB of RAM and Android 10. However, the OEM already has quite a number of phones with these specs on the market. Therefore, presuming this leak to be credible, it is most likely to be part of the allegedly upcoming Nova 7 series.

On the other hand, the latest rumors associated with these successors to the 6-line phones of 2019 point to the Kirin 820 and 985 processors only. However, theories that this NEY-AN00 is in fact the Pro variant of the newer line-up are now rife. Therefore, these leaks may add up to a phone with these internals as well as quad rear cameras with a 64MP main shooter and the 8MP periscope lens seen in other high-end devices.

Then again, based on a Huawei phone-naming convention it has implemented this year, there is another possibility: the unknown model-number now on Geekbench is in fact the Nova 7 Pro+, or Pro Plus. The existence of the freshly-launched Honor 30 variant of this name lends this idea a little more weight. However, for it to come to fruition, it would require that the Nova line leaves its reputation for greater affordability behind a bit in 2020.

1 of the 2 sets of results for the Huawei NEY-AN00 now on Geekbench 5. (Source: Geekbench 5 via NashvilleChatter)
1 of the 2 sets of results for the Huawei NEY-AN00 now on Geekbench 5. (Source: Geekbench 5 via NashvilleChatter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.