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Huawei Ascend P2 unveiled at Mobile World Congress (pictures)

Brian Bennett gets some hands on with Huawei's Ascend P2. It's ultra thin, fast, and features a bright edge-to-edge screen.

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Huawei's super thin Acend P2 (pictures)

Announced at MWC 2013 in Barcelona, Huawei officially pulled the tarp off of the Acend P2 smartphone.
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Jelly Bean on a diet

Huawei's Acsend P2 rocks all the power of Android Jelly Bean, but in a trim package. Other goodies include a large 4.7-inch screen (720p), 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera.
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Side view

When seen from the side, you can tell just how svelte the Huawei Ascend P2 really is. At just 8.6mm, Huawei says it's one the thinnest Android handsets ever sold. In this view the phone's power button and camera key are visible.
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The top edge

On the Huawei Ascend P2's top edge sit a headphone jack and micro USB port.
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Edge-to-edge glass

The Huawei Ascend P2 flaunts a big 4.7-inch screen that looks larger than it is thanks to an edge-to-edge design. The phone lacks any physical Android controls as well.
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A powerful shooter

The Huawei Ascend P2 features a robust camera app with plenty of extra settings and ways to tweak your images.
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Picture modes aplenty

Besides offering ways to edit images after you take them, the Huawei Ascend P2 also has numerous shooting modes.
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Light in the hand

The Huawei Ascend P2's plastic construction isn't as elegant as other phones which use metal frames. That said, the handset feels very light in the hand.
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A peek at the settings

Taking a peek inside the Huawei Ascend P2's Android settings menu confirmed that the phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

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