Feb, 21 2013

Information about Huawei’s Ascend P2 couldn’t come soon enough. It seems rumors about the phone change by the day, and now the latest one — regarding its display — is perhaps more troubling than anything, depending on who you are. According to Zol, Huawei decided not to put a 4.7 inch 1080p panel inside the Ascend P2 as the company will instead opt for a 720p display. It’s said this decision was made for one of two reasons.

For starters, Huawei believes that particular pixel density — a staggering 468 ppi — is overkill for the human eye at such small display sizes. Secondly, having such high resolution would eat up unnecessary amounts of battery. Those are two very good points, and a friendly reminder that, sometimes, more doesn’t always equal better.

Remember that Huawei’s goal with the P2, as it was with the P1, is to reclaim the world’s thinnest smartphone title. If it has to sacrifice battery life for higher resolution, it would have to throw in a thicker battery to compensate. That compromise would effectively chuck the P2 out of the running for the title that changes hands faster than I can change my underwear.

Even with a lower resolution panel we’re still expecting an impressive device to debut at Mobile World Congress. Other rumored specs include a 1.8GHz quad-core processor that was built in-house, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage, and should come pre-installed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. We’ll be on our way to Barcelona to get up close and personal with it if Huawei decides to announce it (there’s no reason they won’t) so stay tuned to Phandroid if you’re eager to see how it turns out.

[via Unwired View]

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