Back at the CES, Huawei threw its hat in the 1080p ring with the announcement of its Ascend D2, an Android running Huawei’s quad-core K3V2 SoC at 1.5GHz and featuring a five-inch 1080p display. At the MWC, the company revealed its Ascend P2, and while it did offer a super-fast LTE radio, it wasn’t the incredibly thin 1080p model we had heard rumored. Now Huawei may be preparing to deliver the phone that the P2 wasn’t, and introduce the thinnest smartphone around, measuring just 6.3 millimeters thick.
Compared to the D2 at 9.4 millimeters, this rumored model would seem positively waifish. There are sacrifices, though, and while the D2 gets a 3000mAh battery, this rumored model would only have a 2600mAh cell. It would still have a 1080p resolution, though at a slightly higher pixel density than the D2, reducing screen size to 4.9 inches. The camera sounds like it would stay the same, at 13 megapixels, along with the inclusion of 2GB of RAM. Storage would reportedly be available in either 16GB or 32GB configurations.
Unlike the K3V2 on the D2, this model would get a new K3V3 SoC, using A15 cores.
It’s odd to think about Huawei releasing a new phone like this so soon after the D2, but this industry moves quickly, and this might be just what the company needs to win attention in the wake of phones like the Galaxy S 4.
Huawei could reportedly announce this phone as soon as next month.