Huawei Ascend P7 flagship unveiled, this might be the best Selfie phone

Huawei has finally taken the wraps off its new flagship, the Huawei Ascend P7. The device was rumored and leaked pretty extensively and now, it’s finally official. As things seem to be, it might well be the best smartphone to take selfies.


Its predecessor, Ascend P6 was the slimmest phone of its time and it recently lost that title. Well, Ascend P7 is not the slimmest phone but it is still impressively thin at 6.5 mm. It is also pretty light at 124 grams. The device is surely a looker and it resembles the iPhone just a bit, with the slim and sleek design and glass back.

Coming to the specs, the Ascend P7 features a 5-inch 1080p display with Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Krin 910T chipset, which features a 1.8 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A8 CPU and Mali 450 GPU. There’s 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage with microSD expansion up to 32 GB. A 2500 mAh battery is incorporated in the device and Huawei claims it to be capable of enduring 404 hours of 4G stand-by time and 14 hours of talk time.


The camera units, both on the rear and the front are pretty interesting. There’s a 13 MP camera with Sony BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture, LED flash on the rear. The camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos. Sadly, there’s no 4K video capturing here. The front is even more interesting. There’s an 8 MP camera with Sony BSI sensor and 5-piece lens. IMAGESmart 2.0 software is on-board for the front facing camera, which brings 10 level auto-facial enhancement and wide-angle photo capture.There’s one more feature, which should make sure it gets the crown for the best selfie phone, that is “Groufie”. As you might have guessed, Groufie lets you take some group selfies.  The Groufie shooting mode lets you take panoramic group selfies.

Huawei Ascend P7 comes with Emotion 2.3 UI on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The customised interface brings some useful features like a permission manager, a new Do not disturb mode and also a new power saver. The connectivity is well covered with LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11n, microUSB 2.0 and NFC.

The device is priced in China at €449 (~Rs. 37,500) and it will be available in Black, White and Pink color options. The device will start rolling out in May in various countries like China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Greece, Norway, Hungary, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Other markets will get the new Huawei flagship later on.

We will surely let you know when the Huawei Ascend P7 comes to India. Till then, tell us what you think of the new Huawei flagship. We think it might well turn out to be the best selfie taking phone (Thanks to Groufie), what do you say?

Huawei Ascend P7 Specs:

  • 5-inch display
  • Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
  • 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5mm
  • weighs 124 grams
  • HiSilicon Krin 910T chipset1.8 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A8 CPU
  • Mali 450 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • microSD support 32 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera with Sony BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 8 MP front facing camera with Sony BSI sensor and 5-piece lens
  • Emotion 2.3 UI with Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11n, microUSB 2.0 and NFC