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Huawei Announces World's Fastest Smartphone, Ascend P2

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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  • bombebomb
    Worlds fastest phone with 1GB of ram.
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  • dalethepcman
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • 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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