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Huawei CEO says 'shocking' devices are in the pipeline, flaunts an Ascend P7 with sapphire display

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Huawei CEO says 'shocking' devices are in the pipeline, flaunts an Ascend P7 with sapphire display

Richard Yu, Huawei's flamboyant CEO, reiterated in an interview today that the company will keep delivering "shocking products," whatever that means, and as if to prove that point, he whipped out an Ascend P7 with a sapphire display out of his pocket.

Now, we all know what sapphire stands for, and the CEO even urged the reporter to grab a knife and try to make a dent on the phone's panel, but the more interesting part is that the regular Ascend P7 doesn't sport sapphire screen, rather a regular IPS-LCD display, covered with Gorilla Glass for added protection. Whether or not this means that we will have an upgraded version of the Ascend P7 with sapphire, remains to be seen, but Huawei is obviously hard at work to churn out something interesting and garner attention, after the excellent Honor 6 that was announced recently.

Huawei said it sold 3 million Ascend P6 units so far, and that two months after its release, the Ascend P7 is also selling very well, mainly on the hometurf in China. Huawei is prepping a pretty robust portfolio this year, with the Ascend Mate 2 battery marathoner, and the rumored all metal Ascend D3, that is expected to be announced at the IFA Expo in a month or so.

source: MyDrivers via G4Games

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posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:00

1. marcski07 (Posts: 560; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


when will a PINK variant of p7 will be released? tired of waiting. my GF wants that color, pink and black are already over used...

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 12:54

12. Ethos (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


u wanted say white and black are over-worn...

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:57

16. marcski07 (Posts: 560; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


yeh, i mean white and black.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:00

2. ancellim (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Subpar performance though.

Ascend P7 has Mali-450 and 1.8 GHz processor...

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:33

4. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


That Mali 450 is such an underperformer for an 1080p screen...

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:19

3. Bondurant (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Hope its the P7 with their top end Kirin 920 chip.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 06:43

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Shocking? Really, quite bad marketing for tech device.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 07:16

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 407; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Go Huawei!!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 07:29

7. SIGPRO (Posts: 508; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Shocking? He just made me laugh!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 07:40

8. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Anything from Huawei is shockingly expensive

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 12:56 1

13. Ethos (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


ar u crazy ? it cheapest

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:58

17. marcski07 (Posts: 560; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


for their design and features, i agree. :D specs wise, is mid range, but hey, it is mid ranged price with beautiful body, iphone is an expensive mid range device. :D

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:19

9. mike2959 (Posts: 279; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Wowwee!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:44

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2983; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I'd just be shocked to see one in use.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 10:05

11. p51d007 (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


I'm looking forward to the Huawei Ascend Mate3
I just got a mate2 about 3 weeks ago and just can't put it down!
Hope the price point stays close to the Mate2.

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 16:04

14. Bondurant (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I wouldnt expect that price of Mate 3 to be low. Its going to be their main flagship and premium product.

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 00:53

15. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


maybe it will be shockproof :P

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