if you ignore its iPhone-ish design (iPhone 4/4s to be specific), the newly announced Huawei Ascend P7 is actually quite a looker, but we thought part of its appeal is attributed by the ridiculously thin profile of 6.5mm which makes its iPhone 4/4s-side side profile looks kind of awesome. fronting the device is, of course, a 5-inch Full HD display wrapped in a 7-layer composition that give it the unique appearance. at the heart of the device is Huawei very own Hisilicon Kirin 910T quad-core chip, clocking in at 1.8GHz with 2GB RAM. Huawei goes heavy on the imaging department like most top-spec handsets do these days. starting with a 8MP BSI camera up front, boasting 5P non-spherical lens and capable of panoramic selfie, as well as 1080p HD video recording. at the rear is a 13MP item, employing Sony’s fourth generation BSI sensor and touting f/2.0 aperture, plus 5P non-spherical lens with Blue Glass infrared filters for enhanced low light performance with greater details and less noise. still on the imaging aspect, it also boast a 1.2-second ultra snapshot feature, allowing you capture the moment just by quickly double-pressing the lower volume button.
other noteworthy features include a dual antenna design, 16GB internal storage, 3G and 4G LTE radios, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS, WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, a 2,500 mAh battery, plus the usual suite of sensors. out-of-the-box, Ascend P7 runs on Huawei Emotion UI 2.3 flavored Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so you will be able to enjoy the power that KitKat has to offer, though we are not sure if Emotion UI will do it any justice. just saying… interestingly, there is a software driven super power-saving mode which the Chinese handset maker claims to enable the device running less than 10 percent of juice to stretch over 24 hours on standby. it does so by dimming the screen and deactivating all other features except for basic functions such as voice calls and contact page. the Huawei Ascend P7 will start to roll out this month, though no specific was given, in numerous countries, including the U.K., China, Hong Kong, South East Asia, Europe and in a couple of middle east countries. as for the price, it has a recommended retail price of €449 (about US$625).