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Huawei Ascend P2 announced

Huawei has been launching several new phones in the recent past, some of which have the ability to pose great threat to products from some of the most prominent manufacturers in the smartphone industry.

We have been waiting for Huawei to launch Ascend P2 for a quite some time and they have finally launched it at the Mobile World Congress 2013 that is taking place in Barcelona this week. We will be seeing a lot of phones from plethora of manufacturers at the MWC 2013. Talking of the Ascend P2, it’s an interesting device because Huawei claims it to be the fastest smartphone in the world. That’s definitely a tall claim to make. Several rumors claimed that the phone will be powered by a 1.8 GHz quad core processor, but the rumors have been proved wrong because the phone was launched with a 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor on board.

Many reports claimed that it would be featuring a 5 inch screen, but apparently it came out with a 4.7 inch display. A lot of manufacturers are moving to 1080p display, but Huawei has gone for a 720p display, which isn’t bad and is hardly a big deal. The display specs are otherwise decent: 500 nits brightness, viewing angle of 85 degrees, 315 ppi, covering 71% of the standard NTSC color gamut and with 1000:1 contrast ratio. Also, the screen is protected by second generation of Gorilla glass.

Other features include 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a 13 MP camera on the back capable of Full HD HDR video, and a large 2420 mAh battery, which is great as the body is very thin.

“We’re pleased to be working with Huawei again to enable our customers to have easier and faster access to all their favorite content,” said Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President, Mobile Multimedia & Devices, Orange. “We are impressed by the design and look forward to putting the Ascend P2 into the hands of consumers as soon as possible.”

Other interesting feature of this handset is that it supports LTE and is making use of homebrew LTE radio which is capable of achieving 150 Mbps download speeds, provided your carrier supports that kind of speed. Ascend P2 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but it will have Huawei’s own Emotion UI on top, which isn’t bad and the latest version features Flipboard style interface. The phone will be sold outside China and will be available globally from the second quarter in all EU. At €399 ($525), the pricing is very reasonable, and it should be noted that for this price, you’ll be getting a SIM-free device, which means no strings attached.

We’re not sure if it really is the world’s fastest smartphone, and we hope somebody releases the benchmarks so that we can compare it with other flagship devices, but for the price, it’s a very good device. What are your thoughts on Huawei Ascend P2? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Press Release

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