Rumoured Huawei Ascend P2 specs emerge

Rumoured Huawei Ascend P2 specs emergeHuawei's certainly gone and raised the expectation bar high with promises of a wafer-thin successor to the Ascend P1 landing at MWC next month, to go with the new handsets already announced at CES 2013.

And now we have the first set of specs supposedly to go with the speculation, pointing to a 5in handset running a 1.8GHz quad-core processor.

The specs revealed by ChinaSmartphoneReview (via HDBlog) don't give any physical dimensions, however, despite Huawei's Richard Yu promising the Ascend P2 would be even thinner than the newly announced 6.45mm-thick Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra.

But as for the rest, it sounds like an interesting proposition. For starters, despite the 5in screen size, the resolution of the IPS panel is pegged at 720p, not the 1080p we've become accustomed to seeing on new 5in+ handsets recently.

The quad-core 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V2 processor is based on the Cortex-A9, so if correct is in essence an overclocked version of the processor in Huawei's newly announced flagship the Ascend D2.

The camera sounds suitably high-end from what we can tell from the headline specs, offering 13MP of resolution with autofocus, LED flash and the ability to shoot full HD video. 2GB of RAM sounds about right given the rest of the spec, but with 8GB of non-expandable storage Huawei is clearly expecting the cloud to be your best friend when it comes to any decent amount of pics, video or music you want to have on tap.

Lastly, the claimed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean also seems a little odd for what's supposed to be a socks-blowing-off release, but that might change by the time it launches.

That's if all this is accurate, of course. The measly storage rings true for a handset in which physical space is at a premium, which a super-slender Ascend P1 successor would certainly qualify as. Time will tell.

Via Unwired View

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mrew42  Jan. 14, 2013 at 21:30

Just a few questions
How big is the battery?
How long does it last between charges?
How often will I need to recharge it?
Quad core HD 5 in blah blah blah.......

AhmadCentral  Jan. 14, 2013 at 22:24

Not very big,
10 minutes.
probably 3/4 times every hour



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