Huawei Ascend P2 announced; Specs and Price

Huawei Ascend P2 announced; Specs and Price

Huawei is busy  producing new devices, after announcing its flagship devices  such as Ascend  Mate  and Ascend D2 at the CES  2013, the company has  announced yet  another  Android smartphone, Ascend P2 at MWC 2013. The device is an upper mid-end device with  a 4.7-inch display of 720p resolution.

The  device has a slim  profile at  8.4mm thickness and boasting a 4.7-inch 720p IPS screen with 312ppi ratio, which  is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. The device is running on a  1.5GHz quad-core processor and has 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage, but never think of expanding its memory as the device  lacks  microSD card slot.

The Ascend P2 also features front and rear cameras, 1MP and 13MP respectively. The rear camera  has a n LED flash and is capable of shooting videos at 1080p. The camera also offers HDR for both still and videos and there is a dedicated hardware camera key.

The  smartphone has a  bunch of connectivity features that  include  3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth,and NFC, and certainly the device  support LTE , fastest on smartphones so far, at 150 Mbps.

Moreover, the device has Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX), which will  help reduce power consumption and charging  time 25% compared  to other  devices. Software side, the Ascend  P2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI v1.6 on top of it.

The smartphone  is expected to hit  global markets in Q2 2013 with a price  tag of  about €400 while an exact release date  is yet to  be announced. In France, the device will be available  on Orange France in June 2013. Check out the Hands-on video below and  drop  your comments in the box.


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