Huawei Ascend P2, is making headlines, as the Chinese firm claims it to be the world’s fastest smartphone. The smartphone was announced at the Mobile World Congress event and is reported to include to LTE Cat 4 chip which allows 4G download speeds of up to 150 megabits per second. The firm also announced a 60% annual rise in shipments of its mobile devices.
The recent offering from the firm has created a major buzz at MWC in Barcelona, which began today. Ascend P2 is reported to connect to the internet two or three times faster than other smartphones, when using Wi-Fi. Huawei claims that the device can download high-definition films in minutes and videos, songs and ebooks in seconds.
Informing about the launch of the Ascend P2, CEO of Huawei’s consumer group said, Richard Yu said, “Today we will announce the successor to the Huawei Ascend P1, the Huawei Ascend P2. This is the world’s fastest smartphone. This is the first smartphone in the world to support LTE CAT4, making it the fastest to access the internet.”
Huawei’s new device features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The 4.7-inch multi-touch display features a 720p HD resolution with 351 pixels per inch. The Ascend P2 screen also comprises of a 500 nits brightness rating, an impressive 1000:1 contrast ratio and a protective Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Ascend P2 operates on Android Jelly Bean OS coupled with Huawei Emotion 1.6 UI. The device features a 13-megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording attributes. The device is also enhanced with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC offerings. Huawei has priced the Ascend P2 at £345 and the device is expected to release in Q2 2013.