Huawei Ascend P2 announced with a slim body and large battery
“Ascend P2 is the perfect combination of elegance and power, and further proof that there’s no need to compromise when desiring a perfect smartphone. It is evidence of the outstanding smartphone experiences and great technology that we are committed to bringing to consumers globally,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
The HUAWEI Ascend P2 will be on sale in France through Orange in June 2013.
“We’re pleased to be working with Huawei again to enable our customers to have easier and faster access to all their favorite content,” said Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President, Mobile Multimedia & Devices, Orange. “We are impressed by the design and look forward to putting the Ascend P2 into the hands of consumers as soon as possible.”
“The technological capabilities of the HUAWEI Ascend P2 will enable our customers to have the fastest access to all their content, with speeds up to 150 Mbps on our brand new 4G network,” said Florence Paour, Device Marketing Director, Orange France.
The HUAWEI Ascend P2 runs on the Android 4.1 operating system, 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. Huawei’s proprietary ‘swift sharing’ supports uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment. With its NFC module*, Ascend P2 enables e-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 by 30% and charging time by more than 25% compared to other smartphones.
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 LCD 4.7-inch IPS HD touchscreen is an impressive 8.4mm 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 MP BSI rear-facing camera with HDR, and a 1.3 MP 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.
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 also be available globally around the second quarter of 2013.
*This function is available in selected markets only.
1. baza58 posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:38 1 0
Very nice battery for 8,4 thickness. Learn HTC, Samsung, etc
5. darac posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:49 0 2
Galaxy s4 rumored specs - 7.6mm thick, 2600mah battery
3. dakalter posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:39 2 0
you guys got some specs wrong. its a 2420 mah battery and only 1 gig of ram
4. Ale749 posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:42 0 1
The design of Huawei's devices are always really boring and ugly
11. tashreef posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:20 2 1
yeh..of curse ..but much better than the ugly and boring SG series...
7. rgxVOiD posted on 24 Feb 2013, 09:25 0 2
"the thinnest big-screen handsets out there at 8.4 mm..... large 4.7" HD 720p screen" did phonearena somehow forgot about the Xperia Z?
8. Commentator posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:44 2 0
"One of the thinnest," but nice excuse to keep pushing the Xperia Z. It's because of people like you that we can't go one article without people like you jamming the Xperia Z down our throats! =)
9. g2a5b0e posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:59 2 0
It's funny how leaving out a few words can change the entire meaning of a phrase.
16. rgxVOiD posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:33 0 0
Wow, I can't edit my own comment?
anyway, it was stated that it's 8.4 in the beginning, they got that wrong and i wasn't playing attention
10. Berzerk000 posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:05 1 0
Maybe you should read correctly before commenting.
We've heard enough of the Xperia Z; 2012 technology in 2013. Sure, it's thin and IP57 certified, but other than that it's nothing special; it's actually pretty lack-luster
15. rgxVOiD posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:31 0 0
No, its 8.4, phonearena got that wrong in the first place, they've edited the info now
17. rgxVOiD posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:38 0 0
12. siluro posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:30 0 0
Oppo Find 5 is cheaper... $500
Also Oppo comes with the 1080p 5" display, 8.9mm thickness (just barely thicker), 2500mAh battery, 2GB ram, and otherwise comparable specs.
Not too impressed at that price point.
13. redcloudsk posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:16 0 0
Once again Chinese company made in China....