After announcing the Ascend Mate and D2 at the CES 2013, Chinese company Huawei brough another new addition to its Ascend line to the Mobile World Congress 2013. Dubbed Ascend P2, the phone is introduced by Huawei as the World’s Fastest 4G LTE smartphone. The reason behind the claim is the phone’s support for LTE Cat 4, providing download speeds of up to 150 Mbp. The P2 has a similar design like last year’s P1 and measures just 8.4mm thick.
The super slim Ascend P2 is boosted by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It has a 4.7-inch 1280×720 HD 315ppi in-cell touchscreen display. There are two cameras – a 13 Megapixel main camera with BSI sensor, HDR video recording, 1080p video recording; and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera for self-portrait and video calls. There is a dedicated camera button.
Other than standard GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11n, the phone also includes NFC support for one-tap pairing, information sharing, e-payment and e-ticketing. Like the Mate and D2, the P2 includes Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technologies, reducing power consumption and charging time by more than 25%. Its 2420mAh battery provides up to 270 hours of standby time on LTE.
Running Android 4.1, the Ascend P2 features Huawei’s Emotion UI and UniHome function combines home panels with the main menu. The handset has 16GB onboard storage. Huawei will release it in Q2 in Europe for about Euro 399.