Huawei has begun sending out invites for the launch of its next major smartphone, which is set to take place in mid-April.

The Chinese manufacturer is inviting press to an event in Central London on April 15, and all eyes are on a possible successor to last year's Ascend P7 as Huawei looks to expand its presence in the European market.

It's unclear exactly what form the next Huawei flagship will take, though recent Huawei efforts like the Honor 6 Plus show the potential of the firm's hardware, with impressive build quality and unique additions like dual 8-megapixel rear cameras. Whatever happens, we'll be live from London on launch day to bring you full coverage — and what we presume will be our first look at the Ascend P8.