Huawei announces Ascend P2 to hit Telstra stores July 30

ascendp2Chinese telco giant Huawei has announced it will be selling its quad-core Ascend P2 smartphone through Telstra in Australia with pre-orders beginning later today before it officially goes on sale through Telstra stores on July 30.

Customers pre-ordering online before July 30 will also receive a  Huawei 10-inch MediaPad Android tablet valued at $349.

The Ascend P2 features a quad-core HiSilicon K3V2 SoC CPU with its Vivante GC4000 graphics engine driving a 4.7-inch I-PS LCD touchpanel with 720×1280-pixel resolution. It comes preloaded with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. However, unlike most phones these days, this one does not include a MicroSD card slot, so the 16GB of on-board storage is all you get.

Apart from its LTE-Cat.4 coverage on Telstra’s 4G network, the phone also has the standard 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 personal wireless networking as well.

According to Huawei, phone buyers will be able to purchase the Ascend P2 for $0 upfront on a $60 Telstra Everyday Connect plan for 24-months, which includes $600 worth of phone calls but only 1GB of data. If you want the phone outright without contract, Telstra stores will be selling it from July 30 for $504.

ModelHuawei Ascend P2
ProcessorHuawei K3V2
ClockUp to 1.5GHz
GPU typeVivante GC4000
Screen size (inches)4.7
Screen resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Screen typeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Internal storage16 GB
External storageNo
Battery type2420mAh Li-Ion
- standby timeUp to 310 hours
- talk timeNot available
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0 with A2DP
2G coverage (MHz)850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G coverage (MHz)900 / 2100
4G coverage (MHz)LTE-Cat.4
Rear camera13 MP (4032 x 3224 pixels) with autofocus
Front camera1.3 MP
Video recordingUp to 1080p@30fps
Dimensions136.2 x 66.7 x 8.4 mm
Weight122 grams
Announce DateFebruary 2013

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