Huawei Ascend P2 look-alike unveiled in Japan, dubbed GL07S

February 21, 2013
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Hot on the heels of the spectacular Ascend D2 and the crazy Ascend Mate, Huawei seemed to prep another doozy of a phone – the P2. This new fellow leaked for the first time a few days after CES, but it was never really clear what were Huawei’s intentions for it.

Some reports said the P2 was a 5-inch Full HD handheld, while others had its screen pinned down at 4.7 inches and 720p. The CPU was another cause of controversy, with an obviously unreliable source telling us it could pack as much as eight cores.

But now, as if we weren’t confused enough, there’s a Huawei GL07S official to muddy the water even further. This fellow looks exactly like the P2 pics we’ve recently seen, but comes with a slightly underwhelming spec sheet.

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Not awful, just not that great. There’s a 4.7-inch 720p screen on this thing, a quad-core 1.5 GHz K3V2 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear-facing snapper, a 1.3 MP front-facing cam, 32 GB of on-board storage, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, LTE and a 2,350 mAh battery.

Oddly, the GL07S is a tad thinner than P2’s expected “waist”, at 8.6 mm. Which got us thinking – could this be what the P1S was for the P1 last year, only with poorer specs? We certainly hope so, because we’d hate to give up on the 1080p display, 2 gigs of RAM and 3,000 mAh battery speculated to be inside the “real” Ascend P2.

At the same time, the GL07S could also be just a regional version of the P2, as it’s only been confirmed for Emobile Japan for now. In any case, we expect MWC to clear the air. And, hopefully, make Huawei look as kewl as it did at last month’s CES.

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