Huawei Ascend P2 announced with a slim body and large battery

Huawei Ascend P2 announced with a slim body and large battery
Just as rumored, the Huawei Ascend P2 will have a major selling point being one of the thinnest big-screen handsets out there at 8.4 mm only. Powered by a 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, the Ascend P2 features a sufficiently large 4.7" HD 720p screen, eschewing the Full HD trend of late, which is hardly a big deal.

The display specs are otherwise decent: 500 nits brightness, viewing angle of 85 degrees, 315 ppi, covering 71% of the standard NTSC color gamut and with 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The other notable features are 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a 13 MP camera on the back capable of Full HD HDR video, and a largish 2420 mAh battery, making you wonder how did they fit such a module in the anorexic body of the Ascend P2. 

The handset also comes with a homebrew LTE radio capable of going up to the blazing 150 Mbps download speeds - if your network provider can supply them, that is. 

Ascend P2 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei's own Emotion UI on top, which features Flipboard-style navigation. The phone will be available globally from the second quarter in all EU, starting at the very reasonable €399 SIM-free, which is about $525.

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Ascend P2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Huawei K3V2, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(12.78h 3G talk time)



1. baza58

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Very nice battery for 8,4 thickness. Learn HTC, Samsung, etc

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Galaxy s4 rumored specs - 7.6mm thick, 2600mah battery

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013


14. 90ninjas unregistered

The difference in 100-so mah is miniscule..

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not bad Huawei, not bad.

3. dakalter

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

you guys got some specs wrong. its a 2420 mah battery and only 1 gig of ram

4. Ale749

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

The design of Huawei's devices are always really boring and ugly

11. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

yeh..of curse ..but much better than the ugly and boring SG series...

7. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

"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

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"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 unregistered

It's funny how leaving out a few words can change the entire meaning of a phrase.

16. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

No, its 8.4, phonearena got that wrong in the first place, they've edited the info now

17. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

12. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Once again Chinese company made in China.... NEVER~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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