Huawei unveils worlds fastest 4G handset


Huawei unveils what it claims to be the fastest smartphone on the planet – the P2 – during a press conference in Barcelona.

Chinese manufacturer Huawei has today (February 24), on the eve of the official start of the 2013 Mobile World Congress,  unveiled its new 4G ready Ascend P2 handset, which it claims to be the fastest handset in the world.

The device, which comes in black and white variants,  includes a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and offers download speeds of up to 150 Mbps.


Huawei said the Ascend P2 downloads HD movies in minutes, and loads online videos, web pages, songs or e-Books in seconds. Huawei’s proprietary ‘swift sharing’ supports uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment.

It runs on Android 4,1, NFC, is 8.4mm wide and has a 4.7-inch IPS HD second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass touch screen.

The Ascend 2 also features a 13 MP BSI rear-facing camera with HDR, and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera which it claims can produce photos that rival professional cameras.

Huawei consumer business group CEO Richard Yu said: “Ascend P2 is the perfect combination of elegance and power, and further proof that there’s no need to compromise when desiring a perfect smartphone. It is evidence of the outstanding smartphone experiences and great technology that we are committed to bringing to consumers globally.”

The device will launch globally in the second quarter of 2013 (around June).