Huawei mentions in an interview that they are aiming to launch an Ascend P7 variant reinforced with a sapphire display. For those not familiar, sapphire is a very tough material (second hardest to diamond) that Apple is rumored to incorporate largely to the iPhone 6. Inside, the sapphire-toting P7 should still carry its original specs.
Huawei Ascend P7 specs:
5-inch in-cell display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 445ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (soon to be sapphire)
1.8 Ghz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T
16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB microSD
13-megapixel rear-facing AF f/2.0 Sony BSI sensor, w/ LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat 4, up to 150Mbit/s DL
WiFi 802.11 b/g/gn
Emotion UI 2.3
2,500 Li-Po battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Sapphire glass already made its appearance in the iPhone 5S as protection for its fingerprint sensor and camera lens. If the plan pushes through and sapphire makes its way to the entire display of the Ascend P7, we’ll be looking at a smartphone with premium hardware and beefy internals. Coming at limited supplies, expect it to launch this September with another batch arriving on November.