Huawei Ascend P7 mini is official, introduced before the full-sized model
So far, the benchmark for comparison is the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. On this "mini" model of the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony kept the same quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 20.7MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM and more. In fact, the only differences on the Compact as opposed to the full-sized Sony Xperia Z1, is with the screen (4.3 inches as opposed to 5 inches), the resolution of the screen (720 x 1280 as opposed to 1080 x 1920) and the battery (2300mAh vs. 3000mAh).
The Huawei Ascend P7 mini features a 4.5 inch in-cell TFT display. The in-cell technology allows for a thinner device. The resolution on the screen is 540 x 960 (qHD). Under the hood is a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 8GB of native memory.Need more of the sweet stuff? There is a 32GB capacity microSD slot included. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively. Android 4.3 is installed out of the box, and there is a 2000mAh battery keeping the lights on.
This model was introduced in Germany and will soon be available in Europe. It offers 4G LTE connectivity to Cat 4, with a 150Mbps maximum download speed and 50Mbps maximum upload speed. Pricing was not disclosed.
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