Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Specs for purported Huawei Ascend P2 suggest bigger, badder follow-up

Specs for purported Huawei Ascend P2 suggest bigger, badder follow-up

Specs for purported Huawei Ascend P2 suggest bigger, badder follow-up

Huawei brought a pretty decent haul of smartphones to CES 2013, including the Ascend W1, the Ascend D2 and the Ascend Mate.

With all those smartphones on display, it may have come as a bit of a surprise there was no successor to the Ascend P1 at the show.

Though the Ascend P1 has been out in the States for only a short time, the device has been available to the rest of the world for almost a year.

However, just because a potential Ascend P2 wasn't at CES doesn't mean Huawei isn't looking ahead to the future of the line.

In fact, according to some recently released specifications, Huawei's Ascend P2 is already in the works and looks to improve upon the original in just about every way possible.

Bigger, badder, faster

While the Ascend P2 doesn't formally exist as of yet (Huawei hasn't even announced it), detailed specs of the potential smartphone were uncovered by China Smartphone Review.

Most importantly, the Ascend P2 will purportedly run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and make use of a quad-core 1.8GHz Hisilicon K3V2 processor.

The supposed 5-inch screen will boast a 1,280 x 720 resolution, and the Ascend P2 is also believed to include a 13 megapixel rear camera plus a 1.3MP front-facing snapper.

All of those features are coupled with support for WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, mini USB 2.0, and network support for GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and HSUPA, along with 2GB RAM and 8GB memory.

Unfortunately, like the Ascend P1, it doesn't appear there will be any support for LTE networks, which could dampen hopes of standing out against potential competition like HTC's J Butterfly.

Obviously since Huawei hasn't spoken publicly about the Ascend P2, there are no pricing or release date details, nor any information about where the phone might be made available.

With CES 2 013 having already come and gone, there's no telling when Huawei might see fit to announce the Ascend P2, though there is a little show in February - MWC- the Chinese manufacturer could use as a launch pad.

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