Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display: the first ‘shocking product’ from Huawei?

Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display: the first ‘shocking product’ from Huawei?Huawei chairman Richard Yu teased “shocking products” a few weeks ago, and while the Ascend Mate 7 will likely make a decent splash at IFA 2014 next week, “shocking” is maybe a bit of a stretch.

This guy, however, this guy is a little more interesting. I speak of the Huawei Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal display, which might just land before the iPhone 6.

The Huawei Ascend P7 is already a real thing, of course, and we’ve even been treated to an Arsenal-focused variant, specially dolled up for Gunners fans.

We expect the Huawei Ascend P7 with sapphire crystal to be largely the same phone as the base model, just a little more rugged, and perhaps more expensive as a result.

That being the case, specs will include a 5in 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie cam, and KitKat Android 4.4 with a slather of Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.

The iPhone 6 is – or was – widely rumoured to come with a sapphire crystal display, but it’s supposedly proving problematic, and might be saved for particular size/storage variants – if it makes an appearance at all.

The advantage for Huawei is that the sapphire crystal Ascend P7 will be a relatively low-volume phone, certainly nowhere near the predicted iPhone 6 volume, so the Chinese manufacturer can commit to the nascent technology with little problem.

Sapphire crystal is supposedly more durable than the current crop of smartphone displays, though many – including Gorilla – remain unconvinced.

via: G 4 Games

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