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Apple, like in the past, is maintaining utmost secrecy on its upcoming flagship device the iPhone 7. But that hasn't stopped people from leaking vital details, including release date, features and design. Now, a photograph showing the front panel of the purportedly smartphone has been published, giving a hint that its launch is imminent, most probably in the next few weeks.

The Cupertino giant is expected to release the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the third quarter of the year as its predecessor the iPhone 6s will complete a year cycle in the market by this time. Leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has claimed that the next-generation handset will be unveiled on Sept. 12.

Now, a report by TechTastic (via PhoneArena) has published the front panel photograph of the purported iPhone 7. It is in sync with Mac Otakara's claim that the device will come with two proximity sensors and a larger ear speaker. 

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch screen, and the bigger version iPhone 7 Plus is expected to sport a 5.5-inch screen with dual cameras. The devices are expected to share other features, including an A10 chip, an iOS 10 operating system, a 3GB RAM, a camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation,) and a lightning jack in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Interestingly, people have started speculating the price of the upcoming devices. A report by MobiPicker has claimed that the iPhone 7 will be priced at 5,258 Yuan (around $802) for the 32GB, 6,088 Yuan (around $924) for the 64GB, and 7,088 Yuan (around $1075) for the 256GB. It is a good price as the 16GB model of iPhone 6s is priced at 5,288 Yuan. The report also added that the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus will come with a price tag of 6,088 Yuan (around $924), 6,888 Yuan (around $1045) for the 128GB, and 7,888 Yuan (around $1197) for 256GB, as against 7,788 Yuan for the 128GB model of the iPhone 6s Plus.

It may be mentioned that the specifications and pricing of the iPhone 7 have not been confirmed yet.