Huawei is supposedly developing a low-end smartphone with an 18:9 screen and Android Oreo 8.1. The new smartphone carries the codename DRA-L22 and is expected to target emerging markets.
The information was provided to XDA Developers by FunkyHuawei; who runs a support site for Huawei and Honor devices. According to firmware files obtained by the site, the smartphone will be using a MediaTek MT6739 SoC, which can support displays up to 1440 x 720. This presumably means that Huawei will be making the most of this limit.
The chip also supports up to 3GB of RAM, a minimum of 16GB of internal storage, a rear camera with up to 13MP sensor and LTE connectivity thanks to its Cat4 radio.
The firmware also reveals that the smartphone will have Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. A situation that means it will have Project Treble support, a Google initiative to allow faster software upgrade for OEMs by adopting modularity in in updates rather than a single install.
No information about the release or potential price of this device has been shared.
(Source: XDA Developers)