As expected, Chinese company Huawei announced the upcoming availability of it next Android flagship smartphone, the Ascend P2.
According to Huawei, the Ascend P2 is the “world's fastest smartphone” when it comes to connectivity as the phone supports LTE Cat 4, providing an ultrafast web experience with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
In comparison, Samsung Galaxy S III LTE offers download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. Furthermore, the smartphone comes equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
Although the smartphone is “only” 8.4mm thin, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu claims the company made it as slim as it can be in order to fit all the components inside.
Another selling point of the Huawei Ascend P2 would be the “infinity edge” 4.7-inch IPS HD in-cell touchscreen display that supports 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, and features second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Software-wise, the Ascend P2 will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, integrated with Emotion UI.
There are quite a lot of innovative apps and services pre-loaded on Huawei Ascend P2, such as Phone Manager, UniHome, Cloud+ and Smart Reading.
On the back, Ascend P2 boasts an incredible 13-megapixel photo snapper with BSI and HDR, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera to support self-portrait and video shooting.
The phone is powered by a high-capacity 2420 mAh battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. However, Huawei claims the battery integrates a new technology that reduces power consumption up to 30% in comparison with Galaxy S III’s 2100 mAh battery.
Huawei Ascend P2 will be available in black and white for only 400 EUR / 525 USD outright. The phone is said to go on sale in Europe in Q2 2013, but Orange France will get it first at some point in June.