MWC – Huawei Ascend P2 Up Close

MWC   Huawei Ascend P2 Up CloseThe Huawei P2 was launched just yesterday and we’ve already got plenty of snaps at the event but, if you’re after a little more, I popped down to their stand this morning. Huawei are really pushing at the moment and their motto is to “Make it possible”.

There’s much talk of “emotion” and how to make the phone “personal” but Huawei were also keen to show me just how thin the P2 was, even with the rather substantial 2420mAh battery. They state that it’ll last you a good couple of days at least, although if you’re watching HD videos on it constantly then you’ll no doubt get a lot less. Inside is Huawei’s own chipset too, with a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 16GB of storage, 1GB RAM and a 4.7″ screen. Huawei have done lots of research into what makes a good phone and what exactly customers want.

People want good battery life and a slim, elegant phone, but they also want an experience that they can personalise, so we’ve added a range of widgets that make it easy for people to get their life on the homescreen.

After attending the HTC One press launch just a few days ago this was similar to the new HTC Sense interface, and there were definitely some similar functions on the P2. The phone itself is light, thin and very quick indeed. Huawei, as I keep mentioning, are a company to keep a close eye on. They have an attention to detail and an eagerness that you can almost feel when you talk to their people.