Huawei Ascend P7 mini is official, introduced before the full-sized model

Huawei Ascend P7 mini is official, introduced before the full-sized model
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has introduced a mini version of the Huawei Ascend P7. The interesting thing is that the mini version of the device was introduced before the full-sized model. That goes against the current convention from manufacturers. Huawei might be taking a marketing risk, since consumers usually like to compare the mini version of a phone to the full-sized model to see exactly how much the specs have been cut on the smaller 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.

Thanks for the tip, Franco

source: GSMInsider

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Ascend P7 mini
  • Display 4.5 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Huawei Emotion UI



3. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I thought that after the Z1 Compact everyone would jump on the train to make proper mini flagships. But I was wrong. Sony is still apparently not as influential to the rest of the industry. If Samsung makes an S5 Mini with same specs with S5, then everyone will follow. Until then, all minis (with the bright exception of the Z1) will remain marketing terms of middle rangers.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

1. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Is it only me or are suddenly too much snapdragon 400devices hitting the shelves

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