When strictly speaking from a place deep inside my chest, which is probably due to my heart or some nearby organ, I can rightly say that I'm excited for Huawei's 6-inch beast, the Ascend Mate. That is, I'm excited right down to my core! I'm sure lots of folks do not share my sentiment because there are many claims that smartphone displays are getting too bulky. I'm of the opposite opinion, and I don't mind the larger screens.
Luckily, Huawei has the Ascend P2 in its upcoming lineup, which sports a smaller 4.7-inch display (smaller than 6-inches anyways). Some images surfaced earlier today, which definitively show off the design of the P2. Namely, we get to see the rear camera, capacitive touch buttons on the lower bezel, and the physical buttons. Most every image that has leaked, up until now, has been rather obscure when it comes to the commercial design of the phone. We even saw quite a few artist renders crop up in the past few months.
As you can see, the images originally surfaced over at Giz China. The first picture clearly shows off the 13 megapixel rear facing camera coupled with a dual-LED flash (or at least what appears to be).
An alternate image shows off the power button and volume rocker on the right hand side of the P2. This is clearly a pattern that we've seen elsewhere plenty of times before.
There are only three capacitive touch buttons, as opposed to the usual four. A search button is missing, but considering Android natively features the Google search bar not many will miss it. Luckily, the back, menu and home buttons are still there.
We can also clearly guarantee from the images that there are two color variants; black and white.
Here's a quick rundown of the Huawei Ascend P2 specs:
- 4.7-inch IPS Display
- 1920 x 1080 (1080p) HD resolution
- 1.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- 2GB of Installed RAM
- 8GB or 16GB of Internal Storage
- 13 Megapixel Rear Facing Camera
- 1.3 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
- 3,000 mAh Battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
In addition, we've also heard rumors that the Ascend P2 will be IP54 certified which means it's both water and dust resistant.
Huawei is probably going to make an official announcement about the Ascend P2 at MWC or within the next few days. Don't worry, we'll have all the appropriate information for you as soon as it's available. Stay tuned at Android Headlines for exclusive MWC 2013 coverage!