A new flagship phone for Huawei: hands-on with the Ascend P2

Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on

Huawei’s kicking off the events here at MWC in Barcelona, but it revealed what may be its biggest announcement before we ever made it past the courtyard of its event hall. The Ascend P2 is the company’s latest weapon in its ongoing attempt to infiltrate the global phone market, and from what we’ve seen so far it’s smooth, thin, remarkably light, and definitely feels like a flagship. The 8.6mm-thin handset has a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display (we’re a bit surprised to see a flagship device without a 1080p screen), and is running heavily skinned version of Android 4.1.2 called “Emotion UI.” It’s powered by a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz, and has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear plus a 1.2-megapixel shooter on the front. It comes…

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