Huawei Finally Announces The Ascend P2
Huawei has launched the Ascend P2 today, its new flagship Android smartphone equipped with a 4.7-inch HD display and running version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) of Google’s popular mobile operating system.
This is a follow-up to the Ascend P1 and is being dubbed as “the world’s fastest smartphone.”
The new Android handset has a quad-core 1.5GHz processor at its core, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a 13-megapixel camera around the back, along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
The 8.4mm thin Ascend P2 has a 4.7-inch 720p IPS screen with 312ppi ratio. This came as a surprise since all the previous rumors pointed to a 1080p display unit. The screen is covered by a Gorilla Glass 2 layer and is rounded at the edges to create an “Infinity pool” perception as Huawei calls it.
The capacitive touchscreen layer is embedded inside the display cell and it allows operation with gloves or nails, much like the one on the Nokia Lumia 920.
The Huawei Ascend P2 is skinned with the company’s Emotion UI 1.5 which might not add to much to the experience Android experience.
Huawei Ascend P2 also uses Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technologies, which allegedly reduce power consumption and charging time by more than 25% compared to other smartphones.
Huawei declared its plans to focus on smartphone development and worldwide distribution. It also announced full-year global sales revenue of $7.5 billion with 127 million shipped devices. 52 million of those devices are handsets and 32 of those are smartphones.