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Huawei to unveil Ascend P2 smartphone in June

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has confirmed that it will be bringing the Ascend P2 smartphone in the UK within weeks. In a statement, the company said that the launch of the smartphone will be accompanied by a marketing campaign covering print, digital and outdoor.

The Ascend P2 comes with Huawei’s own K3V2 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with four Cortex-A9 cores, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a 4.7in IPS display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel display and Corning Gorilla.

Other features include an 8.4mm frame, Category 4 LTE network (which allows it to reach speeds of 150Mbps in theory), a 2,420mAh battery, a 13-megapixel BSI rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front facing one, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (with a layer of Huawei’s own Emotion UI), a microSD card slot, a dedicated camera key and Huawei’s own proprietary swift sharing which boosts downloads and uploads over Wi-Fi.

The device was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona earlier this year and you can check out our hands-on here. The Ascend P2 will launch in a very competitive landscape as you can get the LG Optimus 4X HD for £250 and the Google Nexus 4 for around £280.