Huawei Ascend P2 poses for the camera with a 4.5 inch FHD screen

Huawei Ascend P2 poses for the camera with a 4.5 inch FHD screen
The Huawei Ascend P2 is believed to have a 4.5 inch screen with a FHD resolution

The Huawei Ascend P2 is believed to have a 4.5 inch screen with a FHD resolution

Earlier this month at CES, Huawei showed off the Huawei Ascend D2 with a 5 inch 1080p screen and a 441ppi pixel density. The device has just launched in China.  HTC, which started the recent craze of 441ppi devices with the HTC DROID DNA/Butterfly is rumored to take it to the next level with the HTC M7 which, according to the buzz, will shoehorn FHD resolution onto a 4.7 inch screen. That works out to a wicked 468ppi pixel density. But if the latest leak from @evleaks is right, Chinese manufacturer Huawei will be going beyond the next HTC flagship model.

According to the speculation, the Huawei Ascend P2 will be displayed at MWC and will feature an FHD resolution on a 4.5 inch screen. We don't have the ppi computed, but with the panel coming in .2 inches smaller than the one on the HTC M7, the pixel density will be higher than the 468ppi on that device. This recent focus on pixel density is taking Android well above the 326ppi Retina display on the Apple iPhone 5.

The rest of the specs include a quad-core 1.8GHz processor built in-house, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera and a hefty 3000mAh battery. Android 4.2 should be installed out of the box. The use of an in-house chip should keep the price manageable even as Huawei sets a new standard for Pixel Density. The question is whether the Huawei Ascend P2 will be sent to the U.S.

source: UnwiredView

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19 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Sorry I still think that anything below 6 inches in display screen size doesn't need a full 1080p display. If it's a tablet, sure but it's overkill on anything below 6 inches.

3. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

Much like the Retina Display Macbook Pros, it's more about marketing. The hardware barely drives these screens. That being said, that Droid DNA has a beautiful display.

7. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

no actually, retina display on mac really makes a difference, it's much more crisp and clear IMO

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Today's hardware is very much capable of handling these high res displays.

5. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Majority won't even be able to tell a difference. Great placebo effects.

12. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

how is it a placebo effect when there is real difference

14. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

If they have the tech, why not? It's ok for a phond to have FHD but i just hope manufacturers shoukd not let the laptops left behind...FHD should be the standard resolution of laptops 13" above..

20. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

The pixel density calculated on device comes to 490 ppi. Say close to 500ppi.

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

How many apps support 1080? Higher resolution the better, in my opinion. Just wondering what actual use it will be... Any of the Play movies 1080 either?

4. Contreramanjaro

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

Many apps are built so they can scale easily on Android. I think most of them will "support" it but very few non-tablet apps will be optimized for it.

6. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

A super amoled 1080p screen all the way, even though i want the xperia z i cant wait for the gs4.

19. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Neither can I. A 1080p super amoled screen is going to be wicked.

8. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Holy crap, a pixel density, of 489! Also, they meant .2 inches smaller than the M7, if it were a 2.7 inch screen with a 1080p resolution I'd be genuinely flabergasted as to why that's not on a watch or something. Good sounding phone overall, if it's a homebrew processor though... maybe not as good, but still. Can't be too bad!

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

IDC what anyone says. I'd freaking love a phone with a 1080p 4.5" screen.

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

OMG around 500 ppi???

15. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

if 1080p fit in 5" display = 441ppi then, 4.5" display will be... (5 / 4.5) * 441 = 490ppi !! i think 300ppi is enough. I can't even distinguish every single pixel on 342ppi xperia s display.

16. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

wow a phone with a 489.534926685 ppi screen! now that makes me torn between this and the sgsIV.

17. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Dream phone specs!

18. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

These are killer specs but this phone will most likely be brought down by Huawei's horrible ui.

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