Huawei Ascend P2 will be another contender to the world’s slimmest Android smartphone title. The Ascend P1’s sequel is expected to be officially unveiled next month at the Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona.
According to the latest hearsay, the Chinese company also plans to introduce the thinnest Windows Phone 8 handset in February.
Dubbed Huawei Ascend W2, the smartphone will be only 7.7mm/0.27-inch thin and will pack a dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM.
However, the Android smartphone that is slated for a MWC 2013 debut will be more powerful than the WP8-powered device.
ChinaSmartphoneReview reports that the Ascend P2 will be equipped with a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core Hisilicon K3V2 processor, which will be complemented by 2GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM.
The smartphone will also pack microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, along with an impressive 13-megapixel camera on the back, which is said to feature autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Although Huawei Ascend P2 will boast a 5.0-inch IPS HD (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive touchscreen display, it will not support full HD resolution.
The Ascend P2 will only support microSIM cards and doesn’t offer dual-SIM capability. Last but not least, the devices is said to drain energy from a high-capacity 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
Software-wise, Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will be powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, probably integrated with the proprietary Emotion UI 1.5. Still, the latter has yet to be confirmed by Huawei at MWC 2013.
No word on the phone’s availability and pricing options, but the Ascend P2 is likely to go on sale in China soon after its official launch. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.