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Huawei Ascend P7 with sapphire screen

LAS VEGAS -- The phone before you is no ordinary Huawei Ascend P7. It's a special edition that's topped with a sapphire display.

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Hands-on

While we knew that this version was in the works, we didn't get a chance to see it until CES 2015.

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Why sapphire?

Sapphire crystal, which is grown in labs for use in photography and aerospace, among other things, is praised for its strength, especially against scratches.

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No visible difference

I can't tell the difference just by looking at the phone, but the expensive material spikes the overall cost.

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Another color

Huawei keeps them separate by giving this special edition model a hematite-colored back and rose gold trim.

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Same specs

The rest of the respectable specs remain the same, from the 13-megapixel camera on the back to the 1.8GHz octa-core processor inside.

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Android inside

Both models of the P7 run on Android 4.4 KitKat.

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See for yourself

Watch the video of the sapphire-screen Huawei Ascend P7 in action.

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