Huawei unveils Ascend P7 Sapphire edition in China

Ascend P7 saffireHuawei has unveiled the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition, the first 4G LTE handset with a sapphire screen, a limited edition series which will debut in China in Q3, 2014.

Sapphire glass, as claimed by the manufacturer is the most “scratch-resistant” material, and it is expected to be the choice for premium handset device manufacturers in 2014.

“The arrival of Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition so soon after the launch of Ascend P7 marks a new era in Huawei’s smartphone business,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“Not only does the new Sapphire Edition demonstrate our advanced craftsmanship, but it also highlights our successful strategic deployment of resources to deliver the most advanced technology into the hands of consumers” Yu added.

Coming to the specifications, it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is powered by 1.8GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910T quad-core processor. In addition, the smartphone packs a 5-full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 2500mAh battery.

The company has not revealed the price of smartphone.