Huawei Ascend P2 reportedly coming with 720p screen, deflates our full HD dreams

Daniel Bader

February 21, 2013 4:05pm

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The Huawei Ascend P2 is no stranger to leaks, but the one thing we were truly excited about — its 4.5-inch 1080p display — has been scrapped (if it was anything more than a rumour in the first place) in favour of a more standard 720p resolution.

Huawei, in order to achieve record-breaking thinness on the Ascend P2, reportedly chose to include in-cell display technology, much like iPhone 5. This should allow the company to reach the 6.5mm number while maintaining decent battery life. On the other hand, while a 4.5-inch 720p device is great, it does very little to differentiate itself from the well-saturated market. Even LG’s newly-announced Optimus F7 brings 720p to the mid-range market.

So how will Huawei set the Ascend P2 apart from the rest of the Android market? Aside from thinness, it has price to work with; the Ascend P1, a svelte and relatively powerful mid-range device, launched for $399 on WIND Mobile, and we’re relatively certain it will hit the same range when it launches in Q2.

Source: UnwiredView

  • SD Card

    Cancelling a 1080p on a 4.5″ screen is a great idea, implementing that would be a waste of money.

    In 2013 there is a market for 4.5″-4.7″ phones. Not everyone wants an:
    “Are you happy to see me or is that your phone?”-phone!

    LG F7: SD card, 4.7″ screen, DUAL core 2540mAh
    Ascend P2:SD card, 4.5″ screen, QUAD core 3000mAh

    Wow! they are the improved version of the S2, with LTE double the RAM and FINALLY!!! a battery that will last you an entire day! How hard was that??

    .2″ more or .2 inches less and Bigger battery AND QUAD core? overclock it and you will still have a FAST phone. ON PAPER the P2 is a WIN.
    Now if they only could price them around $350 ..

  • Espionage

    Huawei…

    Chinese spy technology

  • Michael

    Why is every phone moving away from the icons they have to a Windows Phone lookalike Tiled system?,Z10,HTC one now this, wonder if GS4 will do the same. I Guess WP influence is being felt.

  • screamer

    720p is enough for me. Price is awesome! !!

  • ehoustoun

    1080p at 4.5′ = pixel density well beyond the human eye’s ability to perceive. There is really no reason to have that kind of resolution on that small a screen. Frankly anything over 300 ppi takes an eagle eye to pick out the individual pixels.

  • shaker

    I thought the P2 was a 5 inch.