Huawei’s flagship phone for 2013 is a 5 inch smartphone with a 1080p display, a Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core CPU, and a 13MP rear camera.
A few things that really make the Huawei Ascend P7 special though, include the front-facing 8MP camera and the phone’s slim design: It measures just about a quarter of an inch thick.
The Huawei Ascend P7 should go on sale around the world this month for about $625 (off-contract).
The phone has a 2500mAh battery, ARM Mali-450 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. The Huawei Ascend P7 also has 4G LTE support.
The smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat software with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.3 user interface. It also includes special features including Do Not Disturb mode, virus-scanning, and a Harassment Filter.
Huawei is playing up the phone’s camera features, including the ability to fire up the camera without unlocking the screen first. Just double-click the volume down button and within 1.2 seconds you’ll be ready to snap a photo.
The front-facing camera also has a non-spherical lens, which Huawei says is good for taking “group selfies” in panorama mode. You can also use a “voice photo” feature to add 10 second audio clips to pictures.