Huawei’s next Ascend smartphone has been on our minds since last year, but it’s only been quite recently that the P7′s story has really started coming together. The last five weeks have been full of hardware leaks, brought us a number of pictures of the handset, and have been leading us up to today, for Huawei’s scheduled launch event. This morning in Paris the company finally goes official with its latest Android, the Huawei Ascend P7.
One of the biggest (or smallest, perhaps) unanswered questions about the P7 has been just how thin it might be, at least compared to the 6.18mm-thick P6. Rumors suggested it would measure under 7mm, and the phone doesn’t disappoint, coming in at just 6.5mm slim.
The Ascend P7 features a 5-inch 1080p panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection (and there’s also Gorilla Glass covering the phone’s rear), offers a 13MP Sony main camera with f/2.0 aperture, has a big 8MP front-facer, and delivers a 2500mAh battery alongside some power-saving software features. Just as we heard, the phone’s powered by a 1.8GHz KIRIN 910T quad-core SoC, and will come equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage.
Huawei’s making the P7 available in black, pink, and white, with sales getting started this month in nations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Pricing should be in the neighborhood of 450 EUR. For the moment, there’s no indication of any plans to bring the P7 to the US.