The Huawei Ascend P2 has been somewhat of a mystery to us all. The smartphone has been heard of a couple of times and we’ve also been given pricing info about the smartphone, but no details were available of the smartphone. But all that has changed now as the smartphone has leaked in all its glory showing off its display and the rest of the body. It’s not actually a clear picture of the smartphone, but we’re able to distinguish that the device does in fact come with a gorgeous looking display of unknown dimensions. These pictures emerge from the home of Huawei, China. The Huawei Ascend P2 is supposed to be the successor to the super slim Ascend P1 which broke cover last year, and is believed to be even slimmer than its predecessor. This clearly shows the versatility of Huawei as a smartphone manufacturer.
Contrary to earlier rumors, the Huawei Ascend P2 is said to feature a 4.7-inch 1080p display panel which will immediately put it alongside the HTC M7 which is also believed to feature a similar display. It is claimed that this new smartphone will feature the 8 core SoC which the Chinese manufacturer showed at CES 2013. This will effectively make it the first eight core mobile chipset to run on a smartphone. Reports claim that the smartphone will come in two variants with one featuring 1GB of RAM and the other with 2 gigs of it. This seems rather odd but plausible since we’re talking about a company like Huawei here. The Ascend P2 apparently will only be 6.45mm thick, which is unheard of really. From the outset it seems like the Huawei Ascend P2 is all set to be Huawei’s show stealer at the MWC 2013 with smartphones like the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate grabbing plenty of spotlight at CES earlier last month.
The company’s strong presence in the Chinese market is crucial in the early days of all its smartphones as Huawei generally launches its devices in China before any other country. The expected price of the Ascend P2 is said to be $480, which is insanely attractive for a smartphone of its caliber, if the specs are indeed true. The smartphone’s real competition will be against the likes of the HTC M7 and the Samsung Galaxy S IV when they inevitably launch in the market. And we’re not quite sure what LG has in store for us, so the month of February is certainly filled with action. It goes without saying that Huawei will also launch plenty of other devices during the course of the event. But we certainly like how the Huawei Ascend P2 sounds, although I’m still a little skeptical about seeing that 8 core SoC on board, but nothing seems impossible these days so I might have to eat my words in the future.