The super thin Huawei Ascend P7 officially announced


Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone is finally on the table, folks.  It’s the Ascend P7, and as is typical with this line of premium devices it comes in looking very suave-like. Its slim 6.5mm form factor is about as thin as you’re going to get, and its tight lines minimalist, no frills design definitely works here (although we can’t help but notice it looks a little iPhone-ish).

So what’s going to power this thing under the hood? Take a look at the quick spec sheet for yourself:

  • 5-inch 1080p HD display
  • HiSilicon quad-core 1.8GHz processor with Mali450 graphics
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (microSD card slot up to 32GB included)
  • 13 megapixel Sony Exmor aperture f/2.0 sensor with an 8 megapixel front camera
  • NFC, WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI
  • 139.8mm x 68.8mm x 6.5mm, 124g

huawei ascend p7

There’s not a whole lot exciting going on with the software — Emotion UI comes with some pretty decent features and tools, and you can theme it. It looks like an iOS reject at first glance, but we imagine that can be fixed with an app or two. Huawei’s super power saving mode will allow you to stretch 10% battery for an additional 24 hours on standby (but that is likely cut way down when actually using the thing).

We can’t speak to the device’s processor and how smooth of an experience it will provide just yet, but all in all the Ascend P7 sounds like a pretty capable smartphone by Huawei’s standards. It should be available 449 euro at some point this month in the following markets:

China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Greece, Norway, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates

Interested? Let us know in the comments below!



Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. HiSilicon = PASS!

  2. Don’t understand the Thin Crazy that these phone companies have. I’m not trying to hold something as thin as my credit card in my hand! I want some girth! Something to grip on to. That’s why I’ve put a case on all my recent phones. Protects it AND gives it that extra firmness/depth in the hand. This phone could easily be a bit fatter and have a 3000mah battery in it. Sigh.

    1. Generally a device with a screen as large as this one is would be easier to hold in one hand the thinner it is.

      1. I’ve got the G2 and I thought that was too thin. I put an Otter Box on it and it feels just right. Sure everyone is going to have different preferences (because everyone has different sized hands) but it seems like across the whole market these companies are in a race to see who can put “Officially the world’s thinnest phone” on their marketing when it would be much nicer to see “Officially the phone with the longest battery life on the planet.”

        I read an article on Gizmodo a while ago that made the simple point that “a phone with a dead battery has zero features.”

        1. Sure, battery life is extremely important. I don’t care how thin they make a device as long as the battery is on point. Battery technology is changing quite fast the size of them in phones won’t matter to most people. They wanna go thinner? Hey have at it folks, just make sure to surpass the last model’s battery life. Hands are vastly different from consumer to consumer your right. I’d prefer the phone to be as thin as possible because just like you, folks are able to put it inside a larger case to better fit their specific needs. That’s the power of choice.

          1. Indeed :)

          2. *you’re*

          3. Fixed. Honest slip of the key.

  3. These pretentious, vague and over-produced phone adverts are doing my head in. SHOW THE DEVICE AND TALK ABOUT ITS SPECS!!! How difficult would it be for them to showcase the practical features of the device?! Na, let’s just quickly squeeze in some facts towards the end of the video!

    Looks nice though…

    1. EXACTLY! All sizzle, no steak…..

  4. How’s that HiSilicon chip? Benchmarks? Development friendly unlike mediatek?

  5. So replacing your piano with a tacky transparent monstrosity with neon flashing lights that probably gets terrible acoustics due to being made all out of plastic is “climbing a mountain?” Okay.

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