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.
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