Mention sapphire displays these days and people will think you’re talking about the iPhone 6. For the past few months it has been consistently rumored that Apple’s next generation smartphone is going to have a sapphire display. While there’s no confirmation of that, rumors about another smartphone with a sapphire display have turned out to be true. Huawei have confirmed that it will soon be releasing the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition.

The smartphone had already been confirmed yesterday by a Huawei executive who even showcased the device during an interview. The company’s PR wheels were then set in motion which also confirmed the existence of Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition.

It was confirmed to GSMArena that this particular smartphone will be released in China soon. The fact that Huawei only talks about releasing the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition in China probably means that it will be manufactured in limited numbers. Since Huawei is a Chinese company we can expect its homeland to get special treatment.

Huawei also confirmed another detail about this smartphone, that it has support for 4G LTE. Its possible that the device will be compatible with China Telecom’s network down in the People’s Republic.  Huawei hasn’t talked pricing so we’ll have to wait for that information, but its highly likely that you’ll have to import one from China if you want an Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition.

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Key SpecsAscend P7
Display Diagonal5" (12.70 cm)
Processor/Soc NameKirin 910T
Street Price (Approx)~ $165
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Max. Total Storage Capacity80 GB
Megapixels13 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)2500 mAh
Complete product dataHuawei Ascend P7 Full specs and details
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