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China’s Huawei claims world fastest smartphone

A man holds Huawei’s new smartphone “Ascend P2″ after a press conference in Barcelona on February 24, 2013, a day before the start of the 2013 Mobile World Congress. AFP FILE PHOTO

BARCELONA – China’s Huawei, the number three smartphone maker behind giants Samsung and Apple, unveiled Sunday a new mobile, the Ascend P2, which it claims is the fastest in the world.

Sharp-cornered and thinner than a pencil at 8.4 mm, the company said it can achieve speeds of 150 Mbps, fast enough to download a two-hour high-definition movie in less than five minutes.

The mobile, which has a 4.7-inch, high definition screen, has a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and is able to use the fourth-generation high speed mobile networks being rolled out worldwide.

Unveiling the device on the eve of the opening Monday of the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the company said it was “the world’s fastest smartphone,” smashing all previous records.

Huawei said its phone surpassed top speeds of 100 Mbps for the fourth-generation network ready versions of Apple’s flagship iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII.

The Ascend P2 will launch in France through Orange in June and is also expected to be available worldwide during the second quarter of 2013, it said.

“Ascend P2 downloads HD movies in minutes, and loads online videos, web pages, songs or e-Books in seconds,” Huawei said in a company statement issued at the launch.

The phone, which includes a 13 megapixel camera, is the latest shot in Huawei’s battle against the fast-growing market’s titans Samsung and Apple.

Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2012 – 29.0 percent for Samsung and 22.1 percent for Apple – according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Behind Samsung and Apple, however, Chinese firms held the third, fourth and fifth spots – with 5.3 percent for Huawei, 4.7 percent for ZTE and 4.4 percent for Lenovo.

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  • ofwme2807

    Huawei what???made in China never never ever buy this fake stolen technology sub-standard smartphone???we’ll pay more for apple or samsung but never this china phone cheap….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W76YPENWLH6HJ65K2BFB75T3PI Andrew Pc

      Well, nobody is forcing you to buy. if you can afford Samsung or Apple, why get so upset with the cheaper cousin of them ?…or 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobo.hongkong.5 Bobo Hongkong

    all those nuts anti china sentiment guys here, u r those ppl that hate the rich n dispise ppl getting  
    improving ….

    sick …..

    • ofwme2807

      we are against the mongoloids china enslaving millions of ignorant foolish and un-civilized and useless chinese….they are enriching themselves through faking copying stealing technologies and making sub-standard and fake versions… 

  • valsore

    Boycott anything made in China. For every 100 cents you pay, 60 cents go to Chinese government, money they use to build navy to harass us and invade our Islands!

  • Kaizensigma

    This may come as a surprise to many consumer. The reality is that many of the so-called “famous” branded foreign products are already being made by chinese manufacturers under contract as OEM. The only thing left for these OEM chinese manufacturer is to mark the “same” foreign branded products they are producing with their own local brand name.   

  • i_am_filipino

    China stolen microsoft, android, and changed its brand for manipulation and hacking the world so if you want to be manipulated on your phone and turned communist low class chink, buy a phone made in china, it has some little invisible hardware device that steals government secret and business documents so that they could monitor the world. these low class ugly chink believes that they already control the world.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W76YPENWLH6HJ65K2BFB75T3PI Andrew Pc

      …well, don’t know whether China trully thought they already control the world.
      …Very sure that Philippines is under the control of The States., need examples ?

      • im_earth

         i need to control my budget

  • raffyb0i

    chinese brand = bad quality

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

    This is my experience with a Chinese brand smartphone, just want to share with you:

    Lenovo brand, being a Chinese brand is not good. My only 1 year and 4 months Lenovo smartphone, Lenovo A60 is
    broken, dual-sim is not working, only 1 sim now is functional, and WLAN
    is not working already. I like the features and interface but as a
    Chinese brand, it can easily break.

    Thank you.

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