Huawei reveals 'fastest smartphone in the world', prices it at $650
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, has a new flagship model that it calls "the fastest smartphone in the world".
The company says the device supports faster download speeds than other phones, but today's wireless networks are not equipped to supply those speeds.
The Ascend P2 has a 4.7-inch screen and runs Google's Android software. Huawei says it will be available in the April to June time frame for about US$525 (S$650) without a contract.
Huawei Technologies was the world's third-largest seller of smartphones in the fourth quarter, according to research firm IDC. That was despite selling very few phones in the United States, where the big phone companies mostly ignore it.