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The Huawei Ascend P2 uses a 1.5GHz quad-core processor similar to that of the already announced Ascend D2. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage, which unfortunately is non-expandable for the lack of a microSD card slot.

It’s not all about the handset’s high-speed connectivity, though. The Huawei Ascend P2, which measures a mere 8.4mm thick, also arrives running Google’s Android 4.1.2 mobile operating system, which comes skinned in Huawei’s custom Emotion 1.6 user interface.

For starters, the Huawei Ascend P2 is said to feature a 8.4mm slim chassis that has an infinity edge 4.7-inch IPS HD in-cell touch display alongside second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass, coming in either black or white shades. There is no word on when it will arrive Stateside, but we do know that the Huawei Ascend P2 will hit France first via mobile carrier Orange this coming June, with other (yet unnamed) countries to also be on the receiving end before the second quarter of the year is over. It is said to be priced at around 399 Euros unlocked, so expect it to be a whole lot more affordable when it comes on contract with a carrier. This particular model will not carry a Full HD display, so we cannot place this on the same platform as that of other high-end models.

The Huawei Ascend P2 is expected to launch globally in Q2 with a retail price of about €400.

In addition to the Ascend P2 announcement, Huawei confirmed plans to focus on smartphone production and worldwide distribution. It also announced full-year global revenue of $7.5 billion and 127 million devices shipped. 52 million of those are handsets, 32 of which smartphones.