SingTel to start selling world's fastest 4G mobile phone at PC show

SingTel customers will be able to get their hands on the world's fastest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P2, at the PC Show, which runs from June 6 to 9.

The handset from Chinese company, Huawei, is said to be the first in the world that can support mobile broadband speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps). It is also the only handset that can fully take advantage of SingTel's 150Mbps 4G network speeds.

The phone runs on the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system and has a 4.7 inch screen, slightly smaller than Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. It weighs about 122 grams, lighter than the S4.

It will be available from June 6 with a subscription to a SingTel Flexi plan. Last month, the telco boosted its 4G mobile broadband service in Singapore from 75Mbps to 150Mbps. Though the theoretical speed of the service goes up to 150Mbps, the typical ranges from 5Mbps to 40Mbps. In a statement, the SingTel's vice president of consumer marketing, Mr Johan Buse, said it will launch more of such smartphones in the months ahead.