Tech company Huawei introduced Sunday the Huawei Ascend P2, claimed to be the world’s fastest smartphone.
According to the company, the device features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and LTE Cat 4 providing an ultrafast web experience with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
Continuing the fashion legacy of the Ascend P-series, says Huawei, it is only 8.4mm slim with an infinity edge 4.7-inch IPS HD in-cell touch display with second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass, and will be available in black and white.
“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.
The Huawei Ascend P2 will be on sale in France through Orange in June 2013.
It runs on the Android 4.1 operating system, with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 1.5. Powered by a 2420 mAh battery and 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend P2 downloads HD movies in minutes, and loads online videos, web pages, songs or e-Books in seconds, says the company.
According to Huawei, its proprietary ‘swift sharing’ supports uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment.
With its NFC module, Ascend P2 enables e-payments and can act as an electronic ticket. Huawei’s Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technologies, reduces power consumption by 30% and charging time by more than 25% compared to other smartphones, says the company.
The Ascend P2 will also be available globally around the second quarter of 2013.