Huawei reinvents the Ascend P7 with sapphire glass display and ceramic back panel

Huawei reinvents the Ascend P7 with sapphire glass display and ceramic back panel
Once again, the rumors spelled true - Huawei has upgraded its 2014 flagship Android smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P7, with a durable sapphire glass display! Although it didn't manage to land the bragging rights to being the first to have one - after all, Japan's Kyocera beat it to the punch with the rugged Brigadier - Huawei is the first to make a sapphire glass phone that's also superbly attractive! 

In addition, the Ascend P7's back panel has been reinforced with a ceramic, which is definitely tougher than the regular glass covering previously found on the phone. To top it all off, the Ascend P7 is also available with its metal frame painted a new rose gold color.

Premium materials aside, the Huawei Ascend P7 remains the same quad-core, 1080p, 13MP flagship smartphone with a 5-inch display and slim design. Huawei hasn't given out the pricing and market availability for the sapphire version yet, but you can safely bet the house that it's going to cost quite a bit more than the regular variant due to the materials in its construction. Also, we just felt like saying it - did Huawei just pour oil in Apple's sapphire ambitions' fire or what?

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Ascend P7
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Quad-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hope they put the beast Kirin 925 in it over the slow 910.

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

huawei stole the lime light from apple... so no so called innovation left for ifantoms

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

some people like apple, some people like android, some people like this dude have no life

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

and some people like maori dude running his mouth out of extreme jealousy

3. alextdarling

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

"OMG How dare Huawei copy Apple! they are king of innovation, copycats, its not Huawei its HuaGay!" Typical iBot

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

plz dont be jealous, no innovation left for apple now.... apple has copied many features from android in ios7 and again copying many features in ios8, so its just a normal thing

7. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

not taking any side here on the discussion but I think you did not understand his comment

5. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

i hope sapphire will be strong unlike all gorilla glasses

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The last thing this phone needed was a material upgrade. It desperately needed an internals upgrade though. What's up with this generation? Everybody is making all the wrong moves this year.

9. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

We're waiting for Ascend P7 pink here in the philippines but there's no news about this. We are getting frustrated. Does Huawei have a plan to make ascend p7 pink version as announced on their launch back in May at Paris?

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