Leaks can now stop as the Huawei Ascend P7 finally goes official!


Huawei today announced the Ascend P7, a device about which you probably know quite a bit by now.

The Ascend P7 succeeds the uber popular Ascend P6 that came last year with a strikingly thin body. The P7 attempts to maintain the slimness, but gets a little beef thanks to the LTE radio that it has in addition to other hardware. That being said, it should be noted that the Ascend P7 remains to be one of the thinnest LTE phones around.

Huawei Ascend P7 specifications

The Ascend P7 will come with a Huawei homebrew HiSilicon Kirin 910T chipset that houses a quad-core 1.8GHz CPU. Unlike today’s flagships, the Ascend P7 will not come with 3GB RAM, but only 2GB. You’ll be able to store your media on the 16GB on-board ROM it has, which can further be expanded via microSD.

Speaking of media, the Ascend P7 now comes with a 13 mega-pixel shooter, marking an upgrade from P6’s 8 mega-pixel main camera. The f/2.0 sensor comes from Sony, and is aided by LED flash and BSI to ensure smooth sailing in the dark. Huawei are trying to keep up with the selfie fad by including an 8 mega-pixel f/2.4 front shooter on the device.

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Besides the selfie compatible camera, the front of the device will have a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This is exactly what leaks had been suggesting for the past few weeks, so it isn’t much of a surprise that Huawei didn’t go big with the display.

The phone will have a respectable (for its thickness) 2500mAh battery that should take the less demanding users through one work day on a single charge. What’s more, it’s Android v4.4 KitKat that Huawei have used as base for the Emotion UI 2.3 that the P7 will rock, which sort of gives the device a lead over other Chinese OEMs when its Android versions you’re talking.

With a price tag of €449 ($625), this sexy smartphone will see a release in Europe, Asia and the Middle East this month.

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8 Comments

  1. Simon
    May 7, 2014

    Looks very premium. Would anyone consider buying this ?

    • May 7, 2014

      Indeed does, but the price tag will put off many.

  2. Naaga Viper
    May 7, 2014

    its to expensive.
    i like oneplus

  3. joe
    May 7, 2014

    That price is insane for a not very well known brand outside china. If it was the same price as the oneplus I’d consider buying it but that’s probably close to the price the lg g3 will launch at and that phone will have a great display and ultra thin bezels.

    • Ben
      May 8, 2014

      Even in Europe, where you can have nexus 5 or SGS 4 with 4G support for 340 euros.

  4. Zeca
    May 7, 2014

    I just didn’t like something. The buttons are on the screen. I’m missing a lot of physical and illuminated buttons.

    • Faux-News
      May 8, 2014

      You can hide the buttons and use floating navigation buttons instead. I prefer on screen because it can be themed and played around with. But P7 should have used that bottom bezel space for something.

  5. Faux-News
    May 9, 2014

    I doubt it has anything to do with taxes or VAT, etc; because the pricing of P6 or other Huawei phones being sold in China did not have such big variation compared to the prices overseas.