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.

source: MyDrivers via G4Games

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Ascend P7
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Huawei Emotion UI



15. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

maybe it will be shockproof :P

11. p51d007

Posts: 706; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I'm looking forward to the Huawei Ascend Mate3 I just got a mate2 about 3 weeks ago and just can't put it down! Hope the price point stays close to the Mate2.

14. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I wouldnt expect that price of Mate 3 to be low. Its going to be their main flagship and premium product.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd just be shocked to see one in use.

9. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011


8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Anything from Huawei is shockingly expensive

13. Ethos unregistered

ar u crazy ? it cheapest

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

for their design and features, i agree. :D specs wise, is mid range, but hey, it is mid ranged price with beautiful body, iphone is an expensive mid range device. :D


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Shocking? He just made me laugh!

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Go Huawei!!

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Shocking? Really, quite bad marketing for tech device.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 787; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Hope its the P7 with their top end Kirin 920 chip.

2. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Subpar performance though. Ascend P7 has Mali-450 and 1.8 GHz processor...

4. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That Mali 450 is such an underperformer for an 1080p screen...

1. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

when will a PINK variant of p7 will be released? tired of waiting. my GF wants that color, pink and black are already over used...

12. Ethos unregistered

u wanted say white and black are over-worn...

16. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yeh, i mean white and black.

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