Huawei Ascend P2 to be thinnest 1080p device on the market: rumour

Daniel Bader

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.

Source: UnwiredView
Via: Pocketnow

  • Miknitro

    I don’t know if I care to own a phone that sounds like @ssend!

    • wotzit2ya

      Do you prefer one that sounds like iPhone ?

    • Common Sense

      This phone could be the beginning of a new trend:

      -How hard was it?? a 4.5″ phone (not monsters that require bags to carry them around) HD screen, 2RAM and 1.8GHz with a MASSIVE BATTERY!

      Honestly I would take it even at 1.5 DUAL core and 1 RAM;
      HD screen AND THE battery at 4.5″ are a killer -combo.
      -DO NOT ADD LTE (Battery killer) and you will have a winner.
      -The S2 family still has strong sales!

      -Samsung is screwing it up with S2plus and S2(Something) and mini S3 etc etc. For 2013 all they needed to do was re-release an S2 at 4.5″ with HD, bigger Battery, same CPU 2RAM, and call it a “baby S3″ instead they keep releasing same specs 5″ display at 480×800 (what a joke) and smallish battery.

      -4.7″ in the size of a 4.5″ phone or a narrow bezel 4.5″ is as big as I will go.
      -Bigger than that I will just take my Nexus 7” tablet.

    • Huawei4Real


      I know the Samtards will still remain faithful to Samsung, all religious nuts ignore reality and common sense. But for anyone sane/rational/intelligent, this is the device to beat!

      Samtards can keep using their tablets are phones, the rest of the world wants phones. Great phones.

    • Mexico Ron

      @CommonSense: Thanks to Samsung, you don’t have to make that choice. When the 8″ Note comes along, you will have a tablet and a phone all in one.

      Tiny little phones that are under 5″ (really under 6″ is smallish) are only good for children and small women. If yuo are a man, with mansized hands, you really need a larger phone. An 8″ Note will be perfect. Just throw it in your satchel/bag/purse and you are good to go.

  • lukeiphone

    All Huwaei stuff is mostly on rumours 😛

  • Sc

    4.5 inch display with 1080p, drool

  • screamer

    That is the one we waiting for. For 399 $ I buy one. If it’s more have to see how the software is…

  • Terry

    I’d be careful keeping it in a pocket, or it’ll quickly become a flip phone… 😛

  • Waiting for Razr M HD w/3300mah

    You can’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on a 4.5″ phone. Might as well just do 720p. 1080p eats battery for no good reason.

  • Comment Master

    practically speaking ” Who Cares ? “

    • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

      You cared enough to comment while others have moved on to the next article. You care!

  • Youcanthandlethetruth

    I went to the bathroom yesterday and made a “Huawei”… It smelled like “ZTE”, so I had to use Lysol to cover it up.

    All said.

  • ShadowFist23

    I don’t quite understand the obsession with “thin” phones. Beyond a certain point aren’t they just harder to hold and more likely to break?

  • George

    I hope at least the specs on screen size and battery are true.

    A 4.5 inch high end phone would be a breath of fresh air. The Xperia T is the same size but that awkward hump at the bottom makes it hard to type with one hand (which defeats the purpose of the smaller screen size)

  • yuck

    thin phones are garbage the perfect size is the next 4. something too thin will eventually feel cheap and weak.

  • Bill Murray

    4.5″ that’s what up. It might keep me away from the iphone 5

  • COBwiggy

    Sounds unreal.

  • Bernie

    Looks and sounds amazing, but 3000mAh in a thin package seems almost surreal.

  • tomatoes11

    The Lumia 920 is the largest phone ever made to man and it is only 4.5 inches. It is the equivalent of a 5 inch phone but a little shorter and a lot thicker.

    Don’t Jizz about the screen size until you see the actual dimensions.

  • Dave

    Does this model comes with a build in spy app?

  • Monkey Face

    HTC, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony…sounds like an Asian invasion! Get ready folks, the sleeping giants have woken up!