Jan 18th, 2013

We’ve heard a little bit about the Huawei Ascend P2 following CES 2013. According to rumors, Huawei is set to unveil the device at Mobile World Congress as the latest “world’s thinnest smartphone,” and although that title has become less and less prestigious over the years (a new manufacturer seems to reclaim it every other week) we’re still excited to see what the Chinese manufacturer is looking to bring.

According to recent rumors, this phone will be the thinnest in the world while also being one of the most powerful. According to Chinese outlet CSR, the device will sport a 1.8GHz quad-core K3V2 processor, an in-house chipset that isn’t half bad. Other specs would include a 13 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 3,000 mAh battery. It also stands to come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, though it’s possible that we could see Android 4.2 by the time it launches.

The K3V2 doesn’t have the same name power as NVIDIA’s Tegra, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or Samsung’s Exynos, but Huawei has refined its chipsets quite nicely and they provide exceptional performance for the company’s various smartphones. The most interesting thing about this package is the battery — how can Huawei fit a 3,000 mAh battery into a chassis expected to be thinner than 6.45mm (the size of the current thinnest smartphone, Alcatel’s One Touch Idol Ultra)?

That particular freak show is one we’ll be looking to attend front row and center as the company heads to Barcelona next month for its big annual showing. I should note that the source of these rumors isn’t the strongest, but I could definitely see Huawei looking to bring a package close to this as it looks to improve its status as a premium device manufacturer. We’ll see if it’s enough to have people looking at them on the same level that we do HTC, Samsung and the other big names in the smartphone industry.

[via IntoMobile]

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