Prolific smartphone-maker Huawei is reportedly hard at work on a worthy successor to its 2016 flagship, the dual Leica camera-sporting Huawei P9, with another P-range device predictably called the Huawei P10. While any concrete details would have to wait until spring 2017 – if Huawei follows its usual announcement schedule, at least – an alleged pair of in-the-wild photos and a benchmark report may have given Android smartphone fans an early glimpse at what could lie ahead for Guangdong-based company.

Huawei P10

The device in question will likely bear the logical P10 moniker and was spotted on Chinese social network Weibo today in the flesh. The pair of shots of what appears to be an early prototype prove an ongoing hunch, that Huawei will go for a front-mounted fingerprint reader this time around. That definitely seems to be the case. We are also happy to see that the signature dual-camera setup of the P9 appears to be carried over. Powered by Leica tech, it combines a color and a monochrome shooter for some interesting effects and better overall low-light performance.

It looks like Huawei has decided that they want the fingerprint sensor on the front instead of the rear. We can’t be sure why, but it seems that they have some extra room on the bottom bezel for what appears to be a front-facing speaker. If so, the speaker strangely doesn’t appear to flank each side of the fingerprint sensor, but again, this is a prototype so it could just be Huawei tinkering with things.

Huawei also put a fingerprint scanner on the front of the recently announced Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design. It’s also a rumor that first appeared back in June, as reported by GizOK, quoting a Weibo tipster.

The Huawei P10 will be available in the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space variant and the premium 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space variant. The dual cameras situated on the back side, as seen in the leaked photos are more than likely going to be both 12MP camera that will feature Leica Lens.