Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 07, 2014.
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Huawei today announced its new hallmark smartphone, the Ascend P7, that ups the ante for a few features seen in Android smartphones. Like most flagships, the Ascend P7 has a 1080p HD 5-inch display, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core processor (1.8 GHz). What's not so common is the front-facing camera that can capture images as large as the rear camera on many devices.
The Ascend P7 has an 8-megapixel front camera built for "groufie" - that's a direct quote and the last time you will ever hear me use that term - photos. The larger front camera sensor enables panoramic photos, 1080p HD video, and a beauty mode to take more flattering self portraits. The 13-megapixel rear camera has a quick launch function that can take take a picture within 1.2 seconds of someone double tapping the volume down button. It also includes a "Voice Photo" that adds 10-second audio clips to a photo.
Huawei's Emotion UI is layered onto Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the Ascend P7. Users should be able to enjoy that software for long periods of time thanks to a non-removable 2,500 mAh battery and a power saving mode that stretches 10 percent of battery into 24 hours of standby time. The phone also has 16GB of storage and a 32GB microSD card.
Following the course of previous device launches, the Huawei Ascend P7 is targeted for Europe, Asia, and the Middle East starting this month. There are no public plans to bring the phone to North America. The phone will retail for 449 euros (US $625) and launch in the following countries: China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Greece, Norway, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.via: Android Central
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.