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.