Huawei unveils “fastest smartphone” at MWC

Vendor claims Ascend P2 can reach 150Mbps download speeds

Huawei Ascend P2

Huawei Ascend P2

ICT solutions provider, Huawei, has unveiled what it claims to be the “world’s fastest smartphone,” the Ascend P2, at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The Ascend P2 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and has LTE Cat 4, giving it the ability to achieve download speeds of up to 150Mbps, according to the vendor.

In addition, “Huawei’s proprietary ‘swift sharing’ supports uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment,” the company said in a statement.

The smartphone, which is 8.4mm thick, features an infinity edge 4.7-inch IPS HD in-cell touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass. The screen promises enhanced responsiveness, and can be used with gloves. Huawei said users can “perform any function, under any light” as a result of automatic brightness calibration.

Ascend P2 ships with the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, but has Huawei’s own Emotion UI 1.5 overlay. It also comes with a 2420mAh battery.

While an official statement states the Ascend P2 will “be available globally around the second quarter of 2013,” a Huawei Australia spokesperson said there is currently no definite launch date for the local market.

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