Huawei unveils Ascend P2, world's fastest 4G smartphone

Chinese information and communication technology solutions provider Huawei has unveiled the world's fastest 4G smartphone, 'Huawei Ascend P2', at the 2013 Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain.

The 8-mm slim, second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass touch phone, featuring a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor and LTE (long-term evolution), would go on sale in France through telecom services provider 'Orange' in June 2013.

Ascend P2 would also be available globally around the second quarter of 2013, according to the company's release today.

According to Florence Paour, device marketing director of Orange France, the technological capabilities of Ascend P2 would enable users to enjoy the fastest access to all its content, with speed up to 150 mbps (megabits per second) on its brand new 4G network.

The device runs on the Android 4.1 operating system, complete with the proprietary 'swift sharing' supporting uploads and downloads two to three times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment, as also power-saving technologies that cut power consumption and charging time by over 30 per cent as against other smart phones, the company said.

Richard Yu, head of Huawei's consumer business group, said the new phone could be programmed to display over 100 different "themes," or looks, which was important as ladies liked flowers, colorful things.