Huawei has announced its new Ascend P2, which the claims to be the world’s fastest 4G LTE smartphone. The company took the wraps off their new handset at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The reasons behind the company’s claim is because the smartphone supports LTE Cat 4, providing download speeds of up to 150 Mbp.
The phone comes with a similar design to the Ascend P1 and features a slim form factor that measures only 8.4mm thick. The super slim smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, it comes fitted with a 4.7-inch HD display with a 1280×720 pixel resolution and a 315ppi density.
The Ascend P2 also comes with dual cameras; a 13-megapixel main camera with BSI sensor, it supports HDR video recording, 1080p video recording and there’s a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for video calling. There is a dedicated camera button so the user can fire up the camera and capture images with the press of a 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.
Huawei will release the Ascend P2 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Huawei’s Emotion UI and UniHome function combines home panels with the main menu. It will hit the European market during Q2 for the price of about Euro 399.