Huawei has finally announced their new flagship smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P2. The Ascend P2 should come as no surprise, as it’s a followup device to last year’s Ascend P1, which was announced at CES 2012. The new Chinese handset has been making its rounds on the internet for quite a while, showing up in leaked photos. The P2 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top. It features a 4.7-inch, 720p HD display with a 315-pixel density and promises high contrast for outdoor legibility. As for the decision to go with a 720p resolution rather than the Full HD resolution favored by today’s top phones, Huawei defended it with the claim that user eyes can’t identify those extra more pixel. The screen also comes with a feature called “Magic Touch” which allows the user to interact with the phone even with gloves on. In addition, Ascend P2 is the first smartphone in the world that can support LTE Cat-4, meaning you could theoretically get speeds up to 150Mbps …
This time, it’s not just a press shot. Like the Ascend P1, Huawei Ascend P2 have attempted to create the same buzz around their slender build. Also, it seems the P2 will feature on-screen back and home buttons just like D2. Rumors suggested the device is 8.6mm thick, or maybe thinner than that. It will boast a 4.7-inch Full HD display with an industry leading 468ppi pixel density, which is also expected to see on HTC upcoming M7. Ascend P2 will have similar specs as its brother Ascend D2, with a homegrown 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a sharp 13-megapixel rear shooter, and runs Huawei’s custom Android 4.1.2. Other details include 8GB of onboard storage with memory expansion slot and a 2,200 mAh battery. Huawei Ascend P2 is the company’s third flagship phone of this year after the reveal of the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 5-inch Ascend D2. Reportedly, the phone is priced at around 3,000 yuan (USD$484). Two more photos after the break.
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