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August 27, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 takes on iPhone 6 with sapphire screen

Huawei mentions in an interview that they are aiming to launch an Ascend P7 variant reinforced with a sapphire display. For those not familiar, sapphire is a very tough material (second hardest to diamond) that Apple is rumored to incorporate largely to the iPhone 6. Inside, the sapphire-toting P7 should still carry its original specs.


Huawei Ascend P7 specs:
5-inch in-cell display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 445ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (soon to be sapphire)
1.8 Ghz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T
Mali450 GPU
16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB microSD
13-megapixel rear-facing AF f/2.0 Sony BSI sensor, w/ LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat 4, up to 150Mbit/s DL
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/gn
NFC support
Emotion UI 2.3
2,500 Li-Po battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Sapphire glass already made its appearance in the iPhone 5S as protection for its fingerprint sensor and camera lens. If the plan pushes through and sapphire makes its way to the entire display of the Ascend P7, we’ll be looking at a smartphone with premium hardware and beefy internals. Coming at limited supplies, expect it to launch this September with another batch arriving on November.


Huawei Ascend P7 poses for a quick snapshot
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3 Responses to “Huawei Ascend P7 takes on iPhone 6 with sapphire screen”

  1. Easy E says:

    This is just a hype that makes the phone more expensive. IMO. Burara ka ba o salaula para ibagsak-bagsak ang phone mo? o iscratch ny balisong?

  2. a says:

    Does this not really have gps and fm radio? Or the blog post just did not add it?

  3. Junix says:

    and how much this phone would be???

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