Huawei Ascend P7 hardware info leaks, just weeks before launch


In just under a fortnight, on May 7, Huawei is set to reveal its Ascend P7 to the world. We’ve been talking about the phone since last fall, the presumed successor to the super-thin Ascend P6, and have heard a number of rumored specs, as well as got the chance to check out some possible in-the-flesh pics of the handset itself. As we wait for the model to go official, we get a little update on the P7’s hardware, going into further detail about what we might expect.

For instance, we’ve been anticipating that the P7 would follow the P6’s lead in being a very thin handset, but we never had a precise measurement, nor did the leaked pics we got to see show the phone from the side. While a hard figure continues to elude us, today’s leak describes the phone as thinner than seven millimeters, at least putting it in the same ballpark as the 6.2mm-thick P6.

The processor mentioned here also sounds like an upgrade from what previous leaks suggested, with the phone using a new quad-core HiSilicon KIRIN 910T running at 1.8GHz. Other details we’ve heard before return, like a very high-res front-facing 8MP shooter to complement the 13MP main camera, as well as a five-inch 1080p display – no 2K this time around. And despite that very thin build, look for a battery of around 2500mAh – not huge, but nice for the size.

Style-wise, we’re told the handset will largely resemble the P6, an assessment we’d say is accurate enough based on the last leaked images.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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