Huawei announces the Ascend P2 for Telstra – Launching July 30

Huawei Ascend P2
Hot on the heels of the launch of their other high end smartphone the Ascend P6, Huawei has today announced that their Category 4 LTE packing Ascend P2 smartphone will be available at the end of the month on the Telstra 4G network.

The Ascend P2, is powered by the K3V2 CPU that Huawei developed in-house and is running Android 4.1.2 with the Huawei Emotion UI overlaid on top. It features 32GB of Storage but unfortunately no expandable memory.

Huawei Ascend P2 Specs :

  • 4.7″ 1280 x 720 in-cell Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.5GHz K3V2 Quad-Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB internal Storage
  • 13 MP AF Rear Camera with Flash and 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n/ with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0(LE+EDR), GPS/A-GPS
  • LTE: 1800/2600, UMTS: 850/900/2100
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with Huawei Emotion UI
  • 2350mAh Battery
  • 136x67x8.4mm @ 122grams

Paired with the Telstra 4G network, the Category 4 LTE Radio in the Ascend P2 is capable of offering a theoretical 150Mbps download speed in some markets – Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane to start with but more coming soon. Huawei are the only company offering a Cat 4 device in Australia at this stage, so if you need the fastest Smartphone available in Australia at the moment, this is the one to get.

Andrew Volard, Telstra Director Device Management spoke of the Ascend P2, highlighting its compatibility with the Telstra 4G network :

The Ascend P2 is a great phone for customers wanting a quality 4G Android device on an affordable plan. And when you team it with our superior mobile network, customers will get a fast and reliable experience with the Ascend P2 around Australia. The addition of the Ascend P2 to the Telstra product line up continues our commitment to providing more choice and access to the latest mobile devices for our customers.

Available from July 30th, the Ascend P2 is coming, you will be able to purchase them in-store on July 30th or you can pre-order it on-line. The Ascend P2 will be available for $0 on the $60 Every Day ConnectTM plan. As a bonus for pre-ordering online before July 30th, you’ll receive a 10″ Huawei MediaPad Tablet valued at $349. The Ascend P2 will be available for outright purchase from Telstra stores for $504.

We’ve not been able to see the link to pre-order the Huawei Ascend P2 on the Telstra network as yet but we’ve approached Huawei and Telstra for more details.

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  • http://mccarneypt.com Piers McCarney

    Likely typo: you say it’s available July 30th, with a pre-order bonus for ordering before June 30th (I assume that you mean July both times).

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Daniel Tyson

      Indeed you’re correct sir. Fixed up.

  • Marty

    How long do you think it will be before Telstra offer JB 4.2 for the P2? Also will it be a blue tick phone?

  • jeff

    Is that the only Lte cat 4 device on telstra network or any network.Im sure i heard vodafone saying the SG4 and GNote are Lte cat 4 fones prior to vodafone launching 4G ?

  • Telstra whistle blower

    Is a Scam from Telstra , they dont have the phone. They didnt want to tell the public and keep coming up with excuses to why the phone has not been delivered to pre orders. They pulled it on 2nd of August.