You might have been expecting a self-hosted stream or YouTube broadcast for today's presentation, but instead Huawei has opted for the less-frequently used Periscope live streaming service for the launch. To watch it, you'll need to tune in to Huawei Mobile Germany's Periscope channel at 13:30 CET.
Leaks leading up to the event have led us to expect a new handset that will be available in a variety of different storage capacities and colors, and it should include Huawei's latest tie-up with camera maker Leica, which will be interesting to see following the P9 model.
The Pro version of the phone, which is said to have a larger display, will also feature a display with curved edges like the Galaxy S6 and S7 Edge. We'll have to wait and see for sure though.
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