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Upcoming Huawei Ascend P7 Successor with Sapphire Display to Give Competition to Apple iPhone 6

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | August 13, 2014 12:11 PM EST

The Chinese multinational Huawei released its Ascend P7 handset recently in June. However, according to recent reports, the company is already working on a successor to Huawei Ascend P7.

Huawei's CEO, Richard Yu, revealed in an interview recently that the company will unveil "shocking" devices in the near future. To corroborate the aforesaid point, he apparently showcased a Huawei Ascend P7 handset out of his pocket. However, this handset had a sapphire display on it. It is worth noting that, the currently available Huawei Ascend P7 does not come with sapphire display. Instead, it comes with the standard IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass protection, according to Phone Arena.

If this is not interesting enough, Richard challenged a random reporter to bring a knife and try to crack the handset's display. Nevertheless, the CEO did not confirm if Ascend P7 will get an upgraded version or will it be a completely new handset replacing the current Ascend P7.

Notably, Apple iPhone 6 is expected to come with sapphire crystal display on its release. However it looks like the iPhone 6 has got a competitor in Ascend P7's successor. Interestingly, Verizon launched a new Android handset recently dubbed as "Kyocera Brigadier" specific to the U.S markets with sapphire shield display.

The currently available Huawei Ascend P7 features a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution and 441 ppi pixel density. The handset is powered by a solid quad-core (HiSilicon Kirin 910T) Cortex-A9 processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. In addition, the handset runs on Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat).

When it comes to memory, the Ascend P7 offers 16 GB of internal storage and microSD card support for expansion up to 64 GB. Moreover, the smartphone houses a good 13 MP rear-facing camera unit with LED flash and a surprisingly good 8 MP shooter as the secondary unit. Also, the device is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery unit.

As far as the sales goes, Huawei reported that the company sold a total of 3 million Ascend P6 units thus far. In addition, the recently released Ascend P7 is also selling as expected. However, the sales growth is mainly based out of homeland China, says Phone Arena.

Apart from Ascend P7's successor, Huawei is also busy with the upcoming Ascend Mate 3 and the Ascend D3. The phones are expected to be unveiled in IFA 2014 in September.

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