For the past few years major smartphone manufacturers have stuck to a trend of launching multiple variants of their flagship smartphones. Often they launch a “mini” variant of said flagship. Usually it has similar design language with mid-range specifications, thus offering customers a taste of the high-end model at a relatively cheaper price. Huawei has taken a completely different road this time around. It has launched the Ascend P7 mini even though the Huawei Ascend P7 hasn’t officially been announced.
Earlier this month Huawei started sending out press invites for an event in Paris on May 7th. This is when the Ascend P7 is going to be officially announced. There have already been countless rumors about this device, it is believed to have a 5-inch full HD display, 1.6GHz quadcore HiSilicon processor with 2GB RAM and a 13 megapixel rear camera.
The Huawei Ascend P7 mini has a 4.5-inch TFT display with 940×540 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz quadcore processor with 1GB RAM. The smartphone also has 8GB of onboard storage with the option for external expansion through microSD card.
There’s an 8 megapixel rear and a 5 megapixel front camera on the Huawei Ascend P7 mini. It is a 4G LTE enabled smartphone and supports Category 4 LTE networks, allowing users to access speeds upto 150Mbps down and 50Mbps up. Despite Android 4.4 KitKat being the latest OS, the Ascend P7 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean pre-installed.
Huawei announced the Ascend P7 mini in Germany today. The smartphone is expected to make its way across Europe over the coming weeks. No word as yet about the possibility of it making the trip to the U.S.