Huawei today announced the Huawei Ascend P2, the world's fastest smartphone, at the tomorrow starting Mobile World Congress. The Ascend P2 features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and LTE Cat 4 providing an ultrafast web experience with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Continuing the fashion legacy of the Ascend P-series, the P2 is only 8.4 mm slim with an infinity edge 4.7" IPS HD in-cell touch display with second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass, and will be available in black and white. The Huawei Ascend P2 runs on the Android 4.1 with Huawei's own Emotion UI 1.5. Powered by a 2420 mAh battery and 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend P2 downloads HD movies in minutes, and loads online videos, web pages, songs or e-Books in seconds.
Continuing the fashion focus of Huawei's Ascend P smartphones, Huawei Ascend P2 evokes the image of an infinity pool with its seamless, elegant design and curvy contours. Using in-cell technology, its 4.7" LCD IPS HD touchscreen is impressive 8.4 mm slim. Its 'magic touch' feature provides enhanced screen responsiveness even with gloves, and instant keyword translation and Wikipedia searches can now be done on a single window with 'smart reading'. The screen also calibrates its brightness automatically under any light conditions, allowing users to perform any function, under any light.
The Huawei Ascend P2 provides optimal photo and video features including a 13 megapixel BSI rear-facing camera with HDR, and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera to support self-portrait and video shooting. A dedicated camera key on the side of the phone also allows instant access to picture taking, click once for the camera to be activated and another time to take the shot. With Huawei's advanced camera algorithm, high-definition images can be captured even in backlit conditions. Auto adjustment modes further enable Ascend P2 to produce photos that rival professional cameras.
Huawei's proprietary 'swift sharing' supports uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a WiFi environment. With its NFC module, the Ascend P2 enables mobile payments and can act as an electronic ticket. Huawei's unique Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technologies, reduces power consumption and charging time by more than 25 % compared to other smartphones.
The Huawei Emotion UI, available on the Ascend P2 is easy to use and customize. The UniHome function combines home panels with the main menu, while Huawei's patent-pending Me Widget better utilizes screen real-estate by combining all the information and functions you need in a single, customizable widget. Emotion UI is also pre-installed with a smartphone housekeeper function to support real-time data traffic tracking, automatic blacklisting and blocking, periodical system cleaning, and spontaneous exiting of idle programs and cache cleanup, in addition to anti-virus, energy saving, privacy protection, software management, and more.
The Ascend P2 will be available globally in white and black around the second quarter of 2013 and will retail without a contract for 449 Euro only.
Cheers ~ Arne