Huawei Ascend P2 has Speedy 4G LTE

Ascend P2

Ascend P2

When choosing a smartphone these days one of the key “features” worth considering is speed. After all, with smartphones now serving as powerful on-the-go pocket computers having a fast, ever-present connection is key. The Huawei Ascend P2 promises just that. Judie went hands-on at Mobile World Congress. Here’s a look.

Ascend P2

The company is calling the Ascend P2 the “World’s Fastest 4G LTE Smartphone”. It features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and LTE Cat 4 that can offer speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The phone is just 8.4mm thick and sports a 4.7″ IPS HD in-cell touch display. Of course it has Corning’s second generation Gorilla Glass. The company is especially proud of the phone’s infinity edge that provides a streamlined edge evocative of an infinity pool.

Ascend P2

The Huawei Ascend P2 ships with Android 4.1 OS and runs the company’s own Emotion UI 1.5. The phone packs in a 2420 mAh battery that powers the 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. NFC is also present and the company has built a number of power-saving technologies into it as wel.

The Ascend P2’s screen has a “magic touch” feature that makes it possible to activate the screen while wearing gloves. That’s something I could sure use right now! Rounding out the feature set is a 13MP read camera with HDR and a 1.3 MP from camera. The phone has a dedicated camera button on one side- I love that feature on Windows Phones!- and special technology to help when shooting in low light.

Pricing has not been announced but the Huawei will be available Q2.

It is also worth noting that the company has launched its Make it Possible campaign as it looks to gain more worldwide recognition. MWC 2013 marks the beginning of a year-long campaign that will encompass touch-points such as retail experiences, online activities, and media engagement. Huawei wants to be a global player and is making all the right moves to get there.


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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.