Huawei has issued their followup to the Ascend P1, the phone the kicked off the Chinese manufacturer’s transition to the high-end smartphone market. The phone features the most refined design of the company’s top tier handsets — it’s not quite as large as the the Ascend Mate or Ascend D2, making it Huawei’s most approachable device for consumers look for plenty of power in a slimmer package.
Just like the P1 (and the P1 S), the P2 puts a focus on a slim build, measuring in at 8.4mm thick. It’s not the most svelte smartphone on the planet, but it will do just fine in your skinny jeans. A 4.7-inch display runs at a 720p resolution, while the phone is powered by Huawei’s in-house quad-core K3V2 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. Icing on the cake comes in the form of a 13MP rear camera and 2420 mAh battery.
The Ascend P2 is a definitive step up from the P1, but does feel a bit iterative. The specs are improved but at first glance Huawei hasn’t put a totally fresh spin on the device. The plan is to launch the phone a bit later this year in China and other markets. Plans for the US have not been made at this time.