Apple is tight-lipped on its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 7 but leaks have revealed several details, including a possible release date, features and design.

The Cupertino giant has the tradition of releasing its iPhones in September but the upcoming next-generation device is expected to come earlier than expected. AppleInsider has reported citing reliable sources that the device will be launched early. 

Display and design: The iPhone 7 is expected to sport a 4.7-inch LCD display and measure between 6.0 and 6.5 mm in thickness. A patent filed by Apple has sparked off reports that the device may have a new design with ports for speaker and microphone to come with shutters to prevent intrusion of contaminants inside the device. It was earlier reported that the new iPhone will not have the iconic Home button. 

Hardware: The iPhone 6s successor is expected to be powered by A10 chip and come packed with 2 / 3 GB RAM.

Camera and connectivity: A report by CNet has claimed that the iPhone 7 will have camera much more powerful than the one seen in the iPhone 6s. The upcoming smartphone is expected to have a 10 MP camera or a two-lens DSLR-style camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). It is also reported that Lightning connector will replace the 3.5mm headphone jack.