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...
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.
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?