Huawei Ascend P2 settling for 720p, 4.7in display?

Huawei Ascend P2 settling for 720p, 4.7in display?

The Huawei Ascend P2 has been the subject of several rumour pieces lately, but none for a couple of weeks, and with the high-specced, super-skinny Android handset due to launch at MWC in a couple of days' time, it's time for a catch-up.

The leading news clears up some of the recent confusion over the size of its screen, but more importantly also reveals that it won't be a full HD panel either.

We've seen so many different 1080p smartphones popping up recently we were wondering if we'd be seeing any other sort, but apparently in the Huawei Ascend P2 we will.

And it's a reliable shout too, since it's based on comments from Huawei's head of mobile Richard Yu, who's said on Weibo that a full HD display on a sub-5in display makes no sense, since the human eye wouldn't be able to tell the difference between that and a 720p panel, but you'd still pay the penalty in terms of battery life.

Yu doesn't go as far as saying exactly what display panel we are in fact looking at, but Chinese site Zol believes we're talking a 4.7in 720p panel with iPhone 5-alike in-cell display.

Sounds a fair shout given Yu's comments, and the notion of a smaller screen size is easier to reconcile with claims that the Ascend P2 will be the newest world's thinnest phone at sub-6.45mm.

It also makes sense as it gives more of a clear identity to the new 1080p Ascend D2, which is now clearly the undisputed flagship Huawei if you're looking for power. It probably also puts paid to rumours that the Ascend P2 will have an eight-core CPU, but we'll know for sure in a few days' time.

Via Unwired View

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