Huawei has now officially entered the league of big boys with the announcement of its Ascend P2 smartphone at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. With the Ascend P2 Huawei has tried its best to introduce a high-end device, with a few bespoke features thrown in to try and give it some distinct character.
“Ascend P2 is the perfect combination of elegance and power, and further proof that there’s no need to compromise when desiring a perfect smartphone. It is evidence of the outstanding smartphone experiences and great technology that we are committed to bringing to consumers globally,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Huawei’s new smartphone is an Android Jelly Bean running 4.7 inch, 1.5 GHz quad core powered device, whose highlight is ultra fast internet experience. Ascend P2 comes with LTE Cat 4, which the company says, gives it a download speed of up to 150 Mbps. Also, Huawei claims its proprietary ‘swift sharing’ feature makes browsing over Wi-Fi three times faster.
The display on the Ascend P2 is a 4.7 inch IPS HD touchscreen, with a 1,280×720 pixel resolution. The pixel density on this might not be high as HTC One, but its still high enough. Like the Nokia Lumia 920, Ascend P2’s touchscreen functions even with gloved hands.
The P2 has a large 13 MP BSI camera with HDR on the rear and 1.3 MP one at the front. Besides the ability to take good pictures with backlight, Huawei is making a bold claim that P2’s camera is good enough to rival even professional cameras.
On the P2 even the battery brings with it some notable features such as Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX). These power-saving technologies, the company says, reduces power consumption by 30% and charging time by more than 25%.
The P2 comes with Huawei’s own Emotion UI that has some propitiatory features of its own. The P2 will be first available in Europe for €399 from Q2.