Huawei Ascend P2 Promises Lightning Fast LTE Download Speeds [Hands-On]

If you like downloading movies on your smartphone, great news. The Huawei Ascend P2 is coming, and it’s going to feature the fastest 4G download speeds of any phone currently on the market.

The Ascend P2′s 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, coupled with LTE Cat 4, will provide download speeds of 150 Mbps, although it’s safe to say those speeds were probably clocked in a very controlled, very unrealistic environment. Still, that kind of speed is going to overtake most other phones on the market today, so if download speeds are a big selling point for you, take note.

Aside from that, the Ascend P2 is a decent phone that’s able to hold its own against other high-end phones. This phone reflects the trend of growing screen size, coming in at 4.7”, with an IPS HD touchscreen. This will be an Android phone, running Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. Jelly Bean will be ensconced in Huawei’s own Emotion UI 1.5. Power-saving technology will help to get the most out of the 2420 mAh battery, and NFC capabilities will be coming to some markets, although Huawei hasn’t offered any specifics in that department. Enhanced screen responsiveness means that you should be able to use the touchscreen even with gloves on, though it definitely remains to be seen how well that will actually work in practice.

For cameras, you can expect a 13 MP BSI rear-facing camera with HD recording, plus a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.

France will be the first to see the Ascend P2, getting a June release through Orange. After that, Huawei is planning a wider global release. No pricing information has been divulged as of yet.

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