Huawei Ascend P2 to feature 4.7-inch 720p display, not 1080p as first believed

February 21, 2013
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Huawei Ascend P2

MWC 2013 is only a few days away, and sinceĀ major players like HTC and Samsung favorĀ standalone events, Ā upcoming OEMs get a chance to shine in Barcelona, Spain. One such device manufacturer hoping to make it big in the Android smartphone world is Huawei, which had some great devices on offer last year, and will look to continue that trend in 2013.

The Huawei Ascend P2, the mid-range offering from the company, has been in the news a lot recently, with a slew of leaked images showing up online. Considering it’s meant to be a mid-range device, the rumored specifications are certainly impressive, including a 1.5GHz quad-core Hisilicon K3V2 CPU, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, 4.7-inch display,13MP camera, and 3,000mAh battery.

Since 2013 is going to be the era of 1080p displays, it’s what we initially expected the Huawei Ascend P2 to offer as well. That particular rumor has been proved untrue by Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s mobile division, who took to Sina Weibo (Chinese Twitter if you will) to mention that the Huawei Ascend P2 will sport a 4.7-inch 720p display.

He also added that a 1080p display that is smaller than 5 inches didn’t make sense, as the human eye would be incapable of positively identifying the difference between that an a 720p panel. Not sure if that’s a shot at HTC or not, considering the fact that the HTC One features a 4.7-inch 1080p display.

With leaked images showing the presence of a 13MP camera, and the confirmation of the display specifications, that’s two things we know for sure about the Huawei Ascend P2.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited about the Huawei Ascend P2? Do you agree that at less than 5 inches, a 720p and 1080p display have the same effect?

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