Huawei has rolled out a couple interesting smartphones with the Ascend G7 being unveiled in Germany this week and the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition being unveiled in China. The Ascend G7 features a 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution and enhanced 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity. The G7 also gets a 13MP rear camera.

The G7 is 7.6mm thick and tips the scales at 165g. Huawei uses Nano molding Technology to create the metallic unibody design. The native resolution for the 5.5-inch screen is 1280 x 720. Under the hood, the smartphone has a Qualcomm quad-core 1.2GHz processor and a 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery. The 13MP rear camera has a 28mm wide-angle lens and BSI sensor with the 5MP front camera having an 88-degree wide-angle lens. The G7 will sell for 299 euros and will launch in several markets this month with others to follow.


The Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition debuted in China and the big feature of this phone is a sapphire glass cover over the 5-inch screen. Sapphire glass is one of the hardest materials available and resists scratches and cracking better than the Gorilla Glass common on the market.

Huawei says that the P7 Sapphire Edition will be the first smartphone in China with a Sapphire screen. Other than the new screen material, the P7 Sapphire Edition is the same as the standard Ascend P7 we reviewed back in May.

SOURCE: Huawei (1), (2)