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Huawei Ascend P7 specs: a major update on the P6, but will we see it?

Kris Carlon
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You may recall that in a recent smartphone award, the Huawei Ascend P6 was given the title of best European consumer smartphone of 2013. While this announcement may have been a surprise to many, including us, it wasn't entirely without merit. The Ascend P6 has shown itself to be quite the breakthrough contender in the Chinese smartphone migration to international shores. Now, a leaked document that purports to hold the spec of the follow up Ascend P7, codenamed ''Sophia'', show just what might be blasting onto shelves next year. I stress the ''might'' though...

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The Ascend P7 will be a major improvement on the already good Ascend P6. / © AndroidPIT

If the document leaked to GSM Arena is to be believed, the Ascend P7 will feature a 5-inch, Full HD TFT LCD display (1,920x1,080 pixels), a quad-core HiSilicon Balong processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage and microSD expansion, LTE support and a 13 MP main camera and 8 MP front-facing selfie cam. To round this all off there will be a 2,460 mAh battery and version 2.0 of Huawei's Emotion UI, floating on top of an unspecified version of Android. Considering Huawei have already confirmed the P6 for KitKat in January 2014, it's a safe bet the P7 will ship with Android 4.4 on board.

Huawei Ascend P7 Specs
If these specs are legitimate, the Huawei Ascend P7 will be a good mid-range contender. / © GSMArena/Huawei

There's no further details on how much the device will cost, but the document does state a April 2014 store availability date, although there's no information as to which market this date is for. There have been recent stories that Huawei may abandon the US market in order to steer clear of tense US-China relations centered around spying, a move that seems foolish considering the impression they have already made with the Ascend P6. The Ascend P7 would surely concrete them as a worthy player, especially in the face of Nokia's acquisition, HTC's continued worries and Samsung's poor publicity lately thanks to the Android 4.3 update.

What do you think of the Huawei Ascend P6? Would you consider a Ascend P7 if it was available in your market?

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  • Ann Droid 8 months ago Link

    Just replaced SG3 with Ascend P6. Love the feel, the look. Initial android system was Chinese original with no google android market or chrome browser. Finally found the B122 ROM and installed it via System Upgrade. All works beautifully, apart from initial error messages saying 'Unfortunately, the process android.process.media has stopped'. A bit of a worry because it appears to stop the phone functioning and is very persistent.
    Cleared all cache and ran 'Factory reset' then message stopped appearing. Phone is now performing really well and is a delight to use. Music quality is remarkably good for a single speaker. Battery life is obviously limited because of the slim size but adequate with careful settings and management. Looking forward to the P7 !!!! but will be reluctant to give up the P6 so P7 may have to wait a while.

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      Kris Carlon 7 months ago Link

      Hey @Ann, glad you like the P6. I really enjoyed running it while we had one in the office. Lots of fun and a refreshing take on Android. I'm looking forward to the P7 too. I just hope Huawei don't end up abandoning the US market for political reasons, because I think they could bring a lot to the table.

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