Huawei Ascend P2: first press shot of the 1080p flagship

Much like HTC before it, Huawei is relatively quickly going from nameless overseas manufacturing partner to nearly a top-tier brand in the smartphone vertical, with fully-loaded handsets like the upcoming Ascend P2 drawing interest far beyond its domestic borders. Expected to debut at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the wafer-thin P1 followup promises to pack a quad-core processor, full 1080p HD display at only 4.5 inches, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera — plus a generous 3000mAh battery for power.

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Shipping with Jelly Bean 4.x, P2′s one shortcoming — at least from a marketing perspective — may be its rumored 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, which although based on modern ARM architecture, is a homegrown design lacking the panache of a Tegra or Snapdragon. Still, assuming that performance is adequate, the use of in-house silicon should benefit consumers looking for top-of-the-line hardware on a budget.

Author: @evleaks

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  • http://twitter.com/PetrBa Petr Bažout

    That’s exatly device I want. Not that big display with big resolution, on screen buttons and large battery. But it’s Huawei. :(

  • Captain_Doug

    Huawei is getting better and better. This definitely looks promising to me. I’d be happier with a 4.6 or 4.7″ screen but I’m just glad it’s not 5″. I’m rooting for a snapdragon 600 or 800. That screen looks so close to the bottom I’m amazed. It’s actually taking advantage of the lack of capacitive keys.

  • (anon)

    Petr Bazout, you are exactly the kind of person I imagine to go for established brands without even trying the new kid on the block. It doesn’t really work like that anymore, aside from Samsung there really isn’t any one big name OEM that delivers this kind of battery power on all their standard models, bravo to Huawei. The removable battery becomes irrelevant with a battery this size and the fact they were able to squeeze it in a thin chassis is all the more impressive. Props to the newcomer, that’ll teach dying brands like Sony, Nokia and HTC a thing or two.

  • dexx0008

    I’d consider this if i can get it in the us and perf. is decent. i’ve had iphones 3gs/4/4s and not interested in the 5. i don’t like the stagnant development with ios. I think it’s time to switch it up. i’ll have to use my ipad for gaming. hopefully the hardware is well made and the processor is quick. i’ll need to see if i can get this on at&t

  • http://www.facebook.com/nano.sanyi Nanó Sanyi

    Na, azért erre én is kíváncsi vagyok!