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Huawei's Quad-Core Ascend P2 Smartphone Outed

Although it missed out on a CES unveiling, Huawei's successor to its Ascend P1 smartphone has been outed.

While the Ascend P1 has been available for a few months in the United States, the handset launched nationwide almost a year ago. Technical specifications of the follow up, the Ascend P2, has been showcased by China Smartphone Review.

Apparently, the Ascend P2 will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will be powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz Hisilicon K3V2 processor, as well as 8 GB of RAM. A 5-inch screen will sport a 1,280 x 720 resolution, with a 13-megapixel camera believed to be situated on the rear of the device, joined by a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

Also believed to be included in the device is support for WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, mini USB 2.0, in addition to network support for GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and HSUPA, but, although it's integrated in its predecessor, LTE network compatibility doesn't seem to be featured. Elsewhere, it's said to include 8 GB of internal memory.

During CES 2013, Huawei, which believes the supposed lack of innovation in the technology industry is due to the death of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, announced the world's most powerful smartphone in the form of the Ascend D2 -- check out our impressions here.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer also announced the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, a device which boasts the moniker of the world's largest screen found on a handset. For more on the sheer size of the device, head on over to our hands-on impressions.

Among its other announcements during the event included the HiSilicon K3V3 chipset for smartphones, which could be integrated into the aforementioned smartphones' successors. It also revealed MediaQ, a smartphone and tablet companion, as well as its first Windows phone with the W1.

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