At an event in Paris, Huawei has revealed the Ascend P7, a stunning follow up to the well-received Ascend P6 from 2013. Huawei hasn’t tampered with the design drastically, but this isn’t a bad thing. It’s still incredibly slim at 6.5mm, and wrapped up in aluminium and sheets of Gorilla Glass. The rear panel has a reflective coating with a spun metal pattern, which looks good in the pictures, and likely even better in real life.
On the tech side, the screen now measures 5-inches, and has a 1080p resolution, two essential features if the phone is to contend with other top-end smartphones this year. Huawei has used one of its own 1.8GHz quad-core processors, accompanied by 2GB of RAM, to power the phone.
Huawei has paid particular attention to the camera setup on the Ascend P7. It has turned to Sony for the rear camera, which has 13 megapixels, while the front camera has a very impressive 8 megapixels. Not only that, but it can shoot 1080p video, and take wide-angle stills to ensure all your friends get in on your selfies.
The latest Android KitKat OS is installed, the phone has 4G LTE connectivity, and there’s a 2500mAh battery to provide the energy. Huawei has added a clever power saving mode too, where a 10 percent charge can be extended out to last 24 hours. The phone will be sold in several colours, and is expected to launch in the UK over the next month or so.