Huawei Ascend P2 Claims World's Fastest Smartphone Title: MWC
The company claims the handset's LTE Category 4 modem offers download speeds of up to 150M bps.BARCELONA, Spain — Networking and telecommunications equipment specialist Huawei Technologies introduced the Ascend P2, which the company claims is the world's fastest smartphone with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and Long Term Evolution (LTE) Category 4 technology, which provides download speeds of up to 150M bps. The handset sports an infinity edge 4.7-inch high-definition in-cell touch display with second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass and will be available in black and white. The Ascend P2 will be on sale in France through network operator Orange in June 2013 and will also be available globally in the second quarter of 2013, the company said. "We're pleased to be working with Huawei again to enable our customers to have easier and faster access to all their favorite content," Yves Maitre, senior vice president of mobile multimedia and devices at Orange, said in a statement. "We are impressed by the design and look forward to putting the Ascend P2 into the hands of consumers as soon as possible." The Huawei Emotion user interface, available on the Ascend P2, is customizable, with the UniHome function combining home panels with the main menu. The company's Me Widget uses screen real estate efficiently by combining all the information and functions customers need in one customizable widget.
The Emotion UI is also preinstalled with a smartphone housekeeper function to support real-time data-traffic tracking, automatic blacklisting and blocking, periodical system cleaning, and spontaneous exiting of idle programs and cache cleanup. The device also features antivirus, energy saving, privacy protection, software management and other functions.