January 25, 2013 8:03am
How’s this for a nice, juicy rumour? At CES, when Huawei was laser-focused on its massive Ascend D2 and even-massiver (sic) Ascend Mate, there were whispers of an unseen, unannounced successor to the lithe Ascend P1 which would debut at Mobile World Congress next month.
This sequel, the Ascend P2, has purportedly leaked in the form of a press image and, alongside some too-good-to-be-true specs, looks amazing. The original device tipped the “thinnest phone ever” scales at 7.69mm, but the P2 is destined to vie for that so-thin-it’s-invisible crown at under 6.5mm.
The too-good-to-be-true part appears when you try to match the rumoured specs to the size of the chassis: a 4.5-inch 1080p display, a 1.8Ghz quad-core K3V2 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP camera and an insane 3000mAh battery. How Huawei plans to fit a 3000mAh battery and a 490ppi screen into a 6.5mm device is unknown to you, me or physics, but we remain rapt at attention.
Huawei is also expected to introduce a larger, more powerful Windows Phone 8 device at MWC, the Ascend W2, which will have similar specs to the Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X.
Considering the Ascend P1 was one of our favourite entry-level devices of 2012, we can’t wait to see what the company announces next month.