Huawei reveals the world’s fastest 4G LTE smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P2

Coming off of its strong third place finish in the fourth quarter of 2012 in the mobile phone market share (just behind Samsung and Apple and ahead of Sony), Huawei seeks to build on their success by introducing the Huawei Ascend P2, dubbed “the world’s fastest 4G LTE smartphone.”

The Ascend P2 features a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and LTE Cat 4 providing an ultra-fast web experience with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Continuing the fashion legacy of the Ascend P series, it is only 8.4 mm slim. It also has a 4.7-inch IPS HD in-cell touch display with second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the phone. It has 16 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM, along with a 13 megapixel back camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The back camera can record 1080p (Full HD) video at 30 fps, and the front camera is capable of 720p video at 30 fps. Its 2420 mAh battery will ensure long battery life to enjoy all the features of the device. All of these features are powered by the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The Huawei Emotion UI will be layered on top of the Android OS.

The Huawei Emotion UI includes the UniHome function, which combines home panels with the main menu, while Huawei’s patent-pending Me Widget better utilizes screen real-estate by combining all the information and functions you need in a single, customizable widget. The Huawei Emotion UI is also pre-installed with a smartphone housekeeper function to support real-time data traffic tracking, automatic blacklisting and blocking, periodical system cleaning, and spontaneous exiting of idle programs and cache cleanup, in addition to anti-virus, energy saving, privacy protection, software management, and more.

“Ascend P2 is the perfect combination of elegance and power, and further proof that there’s no need to compromise when desiring a perfect smartphone. It is evidence of the outstanding smartphone experiences and great technology that we are committed to bringing to consumers globally,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The Huawei Ascend P2 will be available globally in the second quarter of 2013.