We just stopped by Huawei's press event here in Barcelona just before Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks off, and Huawei had an interesting surprise lined up. Huawei put the Ascend P2 LTE out on display before the event actually kicked off, and we seized the opportunity to play around with it and get some impressions. 

The P2 LTE is based around Huawei's own silicon, the familiar K3V2 SoC which consists of four ARM Cortex A9s at 1.5 GHz. There's 1 GB of RAM onboard, and a 1280x720 display on the front which looks like it's 4.7-inches in size (Update: 4.7-inches and IPS LCD). In addition, the P2 includes LTE and the rest of the 3GPP suite of connectivity (WCDMA/GSM). I'm told this is also courtesy Huawei's own silicon, for baseband that's the Balong 7xx series part which is UE Category 4 (150 Mbps down). The P2 is also pentaband WCDMA, and I'm told will support all the major LTE bands. The P2 also includes a 2420 mAh battery. 
The P2 looks very close in style, shape, and industrial design to the P1 and is its clear successor. The back of the P2 isn't a smooth plastic anymore but more of a rubberized textured material, making it easier to grip. There's a dedicated camera button, and capacitive home, back, and menu at the bottom. The P2 also includes a 13 MP camera. 
Source: Huawei
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  • xaueious - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    This is embarrassing for any major manufacturer, despite Huawei's track record of utter disregard for copyright.

    It's like they didn't even try disambiguating that fact that they stole the icon design and UI directly from Apple.
  • HibyPrime1 - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    Huawei P2 - http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6783/_DSC6631_575...
    iPhone - http://s3.amazonaws.com/37assets/svn/662-TW_iphone...

    Please stop trolling.
  • LordOfTheBoired - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    But, but... Apple invented rounded corners! Didn't you know that?
    Street sign? Is that a new Android? It's all just ripoffs of Apple's tech, anyways.

  • jmke - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    Xaueious has a point
    the settings menu is a direct copy/paste from iOS
    the logo design is also mimicing iOS

    now, this isn't necessary a bad thing, much as there are Linux distro's which Windows design and icon layout;
    will certainly help transition current iOS users to a cheaper, faster phone, like the Huawei line-up; a colleague bought a quad core Huawei from alieexpress.com for $300, as speedy as a Samsung S3
  • extide - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    If anything they made it look way better, and added widgets, something iOS desperately needs.
  • noblemo - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    Did Huawei mention any plans to bring the P2 to a US operator?
  • Achtung_BG - Sunday, February 24, 2013 - link

    Тhe big news is that progress in baseband chips. Now the Chinese can compete in this area all with the exception of Qualcomm.
  • sarekke - Saturday, November 9, 2013 - link

    huawei p6 is great

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