Huawei Ascend P2 leaks ahead of possible MWC launch

Huawei Ascend P2 LeakWe’ve already heard about some of Samsung’s surprises it may have planned for Mobile World Congress next month, and now we’ve got a sneak peak at what Huawei may be bringing to the show. Despite a strong showing at CES, where the company introduced the Ascend D2 and the Ascend Mate, it has held something back for the Barcelona event.

The leaked device is the Ascend P2, the follow-up to the Ascend P1 announced at last year’s Mobile World Congress. It’s looking good too, with an equally slim chassis and a modern – potentially metallic – body shell.

Accompanying the leaked press shot is a series of possible specifications. Like the Ascend D2, the screen will have a 1080p resolution, but instead of the popular 5-inch size, it’ll be a little smaller at 4.5-inches. Hidden inside the phone could be a quad-core processor, which we’d expect to be Huawei’s own, and 2GB of RAM. Like other top-end smartphones at the moment, the Ascend P2 could have a 13-megapixel camera. Google Android will be its operating system, and probably version 4.1 Jelly Bean.

If the Ascend P2 is announced during Mobile World Congress, we’ll probably need a little patience before it goes on sale, as the Ascend P1 never made it into UK shops until the end of July – nearly six months after it was announced. Mobile World Congress begins on February 25, and we’ll bring you all the news as it happens.


About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars