The Huawei Ascend P7 is now official, along with the final specifications for the Ascend P6 ‘s successor. The Chinese manufacturer’s new flagship has seen some major improvements over last year’s model, with better hardware, camera and a decidedly slicker design.
The screen is the biggest improvements from the Ascend P6; the P7 has a larger, 5” screen with 1080p HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, which also covers the back of the phone…
It’s a slim, slick design - slightly taller than the Samsung Galaxy S4, but also slimmer and narrower - and it’s a few millimetres smaller than the majority of this year’s flagship releases so far. The Huawei Ascend P7 runs Android 4.4 out of the box, although the OS is skinned by Huawei’s own Emotion 2.3 UI, a visual improvement on earlier versions of the user interface. Looking to the internals, we see one of Huawei’s own HiSilicon Krin 910T SoC with a 1.8GHs Cortex-A9 CPU, a Mali T450 GPU and 2GB RAM.
You can check out just how much of an improvement the P7 is over Huawei’s old P6 flagship by checking out our comparison tool:
Camera wise, the Ascend P7 is a pretty hefty upgrade from 2013’s Ascend P6, particularly in terms of the front, selfie-snapping camera. As well as an 8MP BSI sensor - the same resolution as the P6’s rear camera - the Ascend P7’s front camera has a 5-piece lens implementing IMAGESmart 2.0 software that claims 10 level auto-facial enhancement, and a special panoramic shooting mode to take what Huawei has christened “groufies” or “group selfies”. Let’s just hope that term doesn’t catch on. There’s also a greatly enhanced 13MP camera on the rear of the Huawei Ascend P7.
The phone will be on sale in the next few weeks at the recommended retail price of €449.