“World’s fastest” anything is a pretty bold claim to make these days, but Chinese smartphone maker Huawei isn’t afraid. Huawei is claiming at Mobile World Congress that its new flagship is the fastest 4G/LTE handset in the world.
It’s called the Ascend P2, and funnily enough, it’s the follow-up to the Ascend P1 we reviewed last year. At the time, we said the P1 was a great phone that would be better if it had 4G. Surprise! Now it does.
The follow-up album that is the Ascend P2 has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel camera, a super-slim 1.5mm form factor and a 4.7-inch screen.
Huawei is able to claim that it has got the world’s fastest 4G device because of two magic words: Category Four.
You may remember reading about Category Four LTE devices in the last few weeks when Telstra said that it would debut super-fast Category Four devices on its network later on this year. While no smartphones were heralded as incoming by Telstra, it’s a fair bet we’ll see this one land on the network. If not, well at least it’s compatible with the fastest LTE in the land.
Huawei claims the device can go as fast as 150Mbps on 4G networks, but obviously real-world conditions will temper that down.
No word on Australian availability or pricing for the new P2 just yet, but Huawei have told us that it’s on its way.