Size Zero 5″ Huawei P7 $549 + ‘TalkBand’
At 6.5mm slim, Hauwei;s new Ascend P7 is one of the thinnest 4G smartphones around. It runs Android 4.4 .2 KitKat, has a 5 inch Full HD screen and 13mp/8mp cameras.
It goes on sale for $549 at Harvey Norman on Monday but the company is also in talks with various telco’s so may be soon available on a plan, a spokesperson told CN.
The Chinese company has also released TalkBand B1 its first fitness device for $179, today. The TalkBand has a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display is now on sale at Dick Smith is also likely to be bundled with the P7, in the future.
The 5 inch 1080p Huawei Ascend P7 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and rear covers and a swanky metallic appearance, with a seven-layered rear surface with a refined “spin effect” micro-pattern design.
The 4G smartphone was inspired by the natural curves of a water droplet and promises users a comfortable grip.
Ascend P7 has 1920 x 1080 resolution, 445ppi and a 13mp rear camera that works well in low-light, equipped with Sony’s 4th generation BSI sensor, Image Signal Processer (ISP), IMAGESmart 2.0 software. The f/2.0 aperture on its 5P-aspherical-lens means its good for taking pictures at night or indoors.
The 8MP 5P-aspherical-lens front-facing camera is a selfies dream – comes with a panorama function, and 10-level auto-facial enhancement in beauty mode. Users can also take a selfie video with 1080p HD video playback. There’s also a built-in mirror function and a selfie preview window.
It also has 2GM RAM, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth, NFC and micro USB 2.0.
The Ascend P7 has ultra-fast 4G LTE speeds and a dual antenna design that improves signal and uses smart network switching technology that stabilizes the connection during weak signal reception to minimize battery drainage.
The P7 has a robust 2500 mAh lithium polymer battery and proprietary battery saving technology.
The new Ascend goes on sale next Monday 18 August at Harvey Norman stores for RRP A$549.
Huawei is now number three player globally in terms of smartphone shipments.
“Huawei’s relentless commitment to developing premium quality smartphones over the past three years has paid off “ said Howard Chen, Head of Devices at Huawei Australia.
“We are delighted to offer the Ascend P7 in Australia and providing customers good value for money with one of the slimmest and ultra-fast 4G LTE smartphones in the market.”
“The TalkBand B1, which is Huawei’s first wearable device, is a great fit for our Australian customers who love to be outdoors, active and always connected. Tracking your daily activities, including steps taken, distance covered and calories burned is effortless with the TalkBand B1.”