Huawei have revealed their latest headlining handset at Mobile World Congress 2013, the Huawei Ascend P2.
Claiming to be the “world’s fastest LTE smartphone”, it packs in LTE Cat 4 compatibility, meaning it can handle download speeds of 150Mbps over a mobile internet connection.
A 4.7-inch device with a 1280 x 720 pixels, 312ppi density IPS display, it’s powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB of RAM.
Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (topped off with the company’s Emotion UI 1.5), it’s a slim 8.4mm thick, but still manages to squeeze in a 13MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing snapper.
NFC will also be onboard in some variants (it differs by international market) while the Huawei Quick Power Control and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) technologies built in are said to save power and reduce charging times. Like Nokia’s Lumia 920, the Ascend P2 can be used whilst wearing gloves.
As for availability, the Huawei Ascend P2 will hit Orange France in June 2013, before launching globally in Q2 at €399 (£349).
“We’re pleased to be working with Huawei again to enable our customers to have easier and faster access to all their favourite content,” said Yves Maitre, Orange senior vice-president, mobile multimedia & devices.
“We are impressed by the design and look forward to putting the Ascend P2 into the hands of consumers as soon as possible.”
By Gerald Lynch | February 25th, 2013