Huawei readies Ascend P2 for Mobile World Congress arrival

Huawei's booth crew may not have attached any phones to mounts in its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, but it's clear that the Huawei Ascend P2 will officially debut at this show.

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

The successor to the Huawei Ascend P1 Android phone, the P2 is expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and shoot for the high-end with specs that include a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel camera and a 3000mAh battery.

Rumours also point to a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, though perhaps without expandable memory.

We'll know for certain tomorrow during Huawei's press conference, where CNET will blog the events live.

Update: Huawei has revealed the Ascend P2 in full, showing off a 4.7-inch IPS HD screen (1280x720), but maintaining a slim 8.4mm profile. The processor is actually a 1.5GHz quad core, but the phone also packs in an LTE Cat 4 modem, promising speeds of up to 150Mbps. In fact, Huawei is claiming the P2 as the "world's fastest 4G LTE smartphone".

The battery is slightly smaller than initially tipped, at 2420mAh, but the internal memory is 16GB. The unit will be on sale in France in June, according to the release, with Australian launch details to be "announced at a later date".

Updated 11.25am AESDT: Ascend P2 specs added.

Nic Healey contributed to this report.


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