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Huawei Announces World's Fastest Smartphone, Ascend P2

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Powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced the world's fastest smartphone with the Ascend P2.

The device, which is 8.4 mm thin (Huawei CEO Richard Yu said it could have made the device thinner, but it would have sacrificed the quality of the camera), is powered by a 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It has a 4.7-inch 720p screen and 315 ppi (pixels per inch). It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

An internal memory of 16 GB is joined by a rear 13-megapixel camera capable of taking HD ready videos, as well as a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. A camera key on the side of the phone allows instant access to picture taking. A 2,420 mAh battery powers the screen, which is an IPS HD in-cell touch display with second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass technology.

The smartphone also offers LTE compatibility that is capable of supporting download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Huawei's Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technologies apparently reduces the Ascend P2's power consumption by 30 percent and charging time by more than 25 percent when compared to other smartphones.

Huawei will launch the Ascend P2 (it will be available in black and white) globally during the second quarter of 2013 and will retail for an off-contract price of $525. The firm also has the world's most powerful smartphone, the Ascend D2, in the pipeline, in addition to the 6.1 Ascend Mate, a device with the world's largest phone screen.

 

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    dalethepcman , February 26, 2013 12:19 AM
    Someone should load a smartphone into a missile's warhead and launch it from an F-22 at full burn and put all this "mine's the fastest" crap to rest. Anyone can claim this title pretty much every month in the cell market.

    If your going to claim "mines the fastest!" At least give us something exciting to watch on how you prove it.
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    bombebomb , February 26, 2013 12:03 AM
    Worlds fastest phone with 1GB of ram.
  • 13 Hide
    dalethepcman , February 26, 2013 12:19 AM
    Someone should load a smartphone into a missile's warhead and launch it from an F-22 at full burn and put all this "mine's the fastest" crap to rest. Anyone can claim this title pretty much every month in the cell market.

    If your going to claim "mines the fastest!" At least give us something exciting to watch on how you prove it.
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    nitrium , February 26, 2013 1:28 AM
    But it a Huawei, so it will in all likelihood be monitoring all your txts and phone calls and sending them back to mainland China.
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    halcyon , February 26, 2013 1:41 AM
    bombebombWorlds fastest phone with 1GB of ram.

    Exactly. Why a mid-to-high-end device in 2013 with only 1GB of RAM. What the heck?
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    nitrium , February 26, 2013 2:58 AM
    What is a "K3V2" anyway? In what way, shape or form, is this going to be the "fastest" phone (it's an A9 core BTW, NOT A15)? It made by HiSilicon (http://www.hisilicon.com/products/digital.html) some sort of China brand. It the ONLY smartphone chip they do. The rest of their gear is all security and surveillance related stuff. And to think I got thumbed down for my earlier comment...
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    Uberragen21 , February 26, 2013 4:40 AM
    nitriumWhat is a "K3V2" anyway? In what way, shape or form, is this going to be the "fastest" phone (it's an A9 core BTW, NOT A15)? It made by HiSilicon (http://www.hisilicon.com/products/digital.html) some sort of China brand. It the ONLY smartphone chip they do. The rest of their gear is all security and surveillance related stuff. And to think I got thumbed down for my earlier comment...

    You are exactly correct! Some people are dumb, let them be dumb in their own ignorance.
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    nitrium , February 26, 2013 5:00 AM
    Uberragen21You are exactly correct! Some people are dumb, let them be dumb in their own ignorance.


    To all the doubters: http://www.afr.com/p/technology/huawei_hand_in_perth_cable_project_hjlf7YGLdk27nG3mnnqOaP
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    szleaves , February 26, 2013 7:12 AM
    If your going to claim "mines the fastest!" At least give us something exciting to watch on how you prove it http://www.szwipes.com
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    mcknully , February 26, 2013 7:27 AM
    The headline is very misleading, so is the statement made by Huawei because what they mean is the fastest phone in terms of surfspeed. It's the only smartphone with 4G/LTE Cat4.
    In other words, the only phone able to reach theoretical speed of 150 Mbit/s.
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    athulajp , February 26, 2013 9:19 AM
    halcyonExactly. Why a mid-to-high-end device in 2013 with only 1GB of RAM. What the heck?


    How many of you even use that much ram though? You'd have to have well over 10 apps actively running to use up that much memory.
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    faster23rd , February 26, 2013 10:21 AM
    nitriumBut it a Huawei, so it will in all likelihood be monitoring all your txts and phone calls and sending them back to mainland China.


    Why all the thumbs down? Huawei is, like another Chinese corporation, ZTE, is wholly state-owned and China isn't exactly friendly right now. The country just keeps things civil so it can do business. I wouldn't be surprised when Chinese products have compromised security since they fucked up my country's national broadcasting grid.
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    halcyon , February 26, 2013 11:13 AM
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    How many of you even use that much ram though? You'd have to have well over 10 apps actively running to use up that much memory.
    Perhaps it's just me but my Note 2 ALWAYS uses more than a GB of RAM. It could be my launcher and Avast...who knows, but its there. ...and when I clean out the RAM it may go down to 600-700MB but it climbs right back over 1GB in no time.
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    L0tus , February 26, 2013 12:51 PM
    faster23rdWhy all the thumbs down? Huawei is, like another Chinese corporation, ZTE, is wholly state-owned and China isn't exactly friendly right now. The country just keeps things civil so it can do business. I wouldn't be surprised when Chinese products have compromised security since they fucked up my country's national broadcasting grid.
    True. There might be some security concerns. But until there is tangible evidence of that, it's rather lazy and prejudicial to assume that any Chinese-owned firm automatically siphons info to their Government.
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    lockhrt999 , February 26, 2013 6:34 PM
    athulajpHow many of you even use that much ram though? You'd have to have well over 10 apps actively running to use up that much memory.


    Why would anyone buy world's fastest phone for such a lite usage?
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    robochump , February 26, 2013 10:10 PM
    Developed through the hard work of hacking intellectual property from competing countries. ;)