Every time we report on Huawei Mobile and its Honor sub-brand, we tend to pay close attention to a given device's affiliation to one or the other, since the two parties have made the case that they are quite independent, on more than one occasion. Perfectly aware of that point, we still can't help but get a little bit confused when we come across leaks, like the two TENAA certification pages currently at hand.

Huawei Honor V9

A closer look at the specs of the leaked Honor DUK-TL30 smartphone, it appears that it could be the successor to the Huawei Honor 8. Whether Huawei will go the Huawei Honor V9 way or take the Huawei Honor 9 direction is still unknown, but we have the most important details – the specs.

But, genealogy aside, the DUK-TL30 is shaping up like a noticeably superior device. It offers a 5.7-inch QHD display and an undisclosed octa-core chipset. This will likely be the Kirin 960, which has already proven its worth in the Huawei Mate 9. Other specs, as detailed by TENAA, include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage and a 12MP, plus 2MP camera setup. A 3,900 mAh battery is keeping the light on and the unit will likely boot Android 7 Nougat. LTE and Dual-SIM support are also part of the mix and the unit itself measures 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm and weighs in at 184 grams.

Huawei will be at the upcoming MWC 2017, but since it has always treated Honor as a subsidiary, we expect the latter to launch this phone in a separate event. We’ll let you know when this happens. Keep following!