Huawei yesterday, officially unveiled their flagship high end device, The Ascend P7 a successor to the Ascend P6 which at 6.2mm was billed as the world’s thinnest smartphone ever made.
Huawei Technology, the third biggest mobile phone manufacturer after iPhone and Samsung has made a surprise summersault beating all the leading industry flagship with their powerful 8mp front camera.
By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito
The 8mp front camera is now the in thing since the recently held Mobile World Congress, a feature mostly associated with those who enjoy taking photos of themselves or groups using the front camera, lately called the “selfies.”
Speaking during the launch on the front camera, Mr Richard Yu, the chairman of Huawei Device announced that the Huawei Ascend P7 has completely white washed the iPhone 5s with 1.2mps front camera, while Samsung S5 has only 2mp camera.
Huawei has also come out stronger with the depth of a 7 layer surface treatment buoyed with 5 separate sensors to redefine clarity and high picture quality to put out a total of 13mp on their back camera powered by Sony an industry household name.
On processor power, the Huawei P7 lags behind the Samsung S5 which has Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 while it beats iphone 5s with Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) as it comes with a Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cotex-A
Beating its on P6 and most Android devices, it becomes one of the first few Android devices bestowed with the Cat 4 LTE technology meaning that it will be able to take advantage of the fastest 4G or LTE technology for high speed upload and download connectivity.
The P7 comes with CAT 4 150mbs download speed capacity, which in an LTE enabled network will take it only 1 minute to download a movie or a file which is 1g in size, unfortunately for most Zimbabweans, LTE is still in trial and may not be open soon for the populace, while where available its still costly.
Storage is another selling point for the device, the P7 has been launched on 16g storage space plus 2g RAM of operating memory equating with the Samsung S5 while the iPhone 5s bits the dust again.
The screen size comes at a standard smart phone size at 5 inches with the new screen protection of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 running on Emotion UI 2.3 making it a water resistance and robust against cracks.
According to wired, Under the Gorilla Glass 3 back plate is more brushed aluminium and the screen has been bumped up from 4.7 to 5 inches. Overall, it feels sturdy and expensive — those with qualms about the plasticky quality of even more expensive Android phones will take no such issue with the P7.
Topping up the P7 also has in its arsenal a range of battery-saving tricks, including various power plans that will disable certain features and give you estimated time remaining, as well as a low battery mode that sucks the colour out of the screen.
The Ascend P7 is likely going to lead the Samsung on battery as most of the S5 are already failing on long battery life with Samsung releasing back covers with USB chargers to boost the ailing battery.
The dual SIM version comes with total thickness of 6.5mm slightly above the P6 to pack up the new package weighing slightly heavier too.
On the selling price, Huawei has not released any price tag with official shipping expected to begin next month, Huawei has always priced their high end devices way too cheaper than its competitors pitting them on the third most selling smartphone manufacture world wide a position they have maintained for the past two years.
Huawei, traditionally known as a manufacture of telecom network equipment where it competes with Sweden’s Ericsson, and now recently named the current world leader in telecommunication infrastructure supplier has become the world’s third-biggest smartphone manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple only three years after launching its own branded mobiles and tablets.
Trending on their make It possible motto, Huawei a Chinese based company has been known to integrate high end quality parts to create very affordable smartphones that have hit the market by storm with competitive features