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Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition Specs & Price

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Huawei, to some people, may not sound like a name to reckon with in the high-end smartphone market, but the Chinese company is obviously working to boost its reputation with a device like the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition. This smartphone is an improved but limited version of the affordable and chic Ascend P7, which has received rave reviews.

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What’s New?

The main difference between the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition and the original is the use of sapphire crystal glass on the front – you’ve probably guessed that from its name. This material is one of the strongest and most scratch-resistant available.

For comparison, the scratch-resistance ability of a sapphire glass is way more than that of the Corning Gorilla Glass to the extent that penknives were provided to test this when being demonstrated by Huawei.

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This material is increasingly being used for camera lenses because of its great strength and scratch resistance. The cost of the material, as a result of its quality, has made its use for mass smartphone production rather difficult limiting it to premium devices like the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition.

In addition, the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition’s back is now made of ceramic, another material known for being scratch-resistant and very strong. The colour of the metal framing around the edges of the smartphone has also changed from silver-like to soft gold rose.

Specifications and Features

The specifications of the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition are virtually the same as the original Ascend P7, aside the changes noted above. It comes with a 5-inch IPS display with a HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device is fitted with a 13 megapixels rear camera and an 8 megapixels front-facing camera.

The 6.5 mm-thin Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition is powered by a quad-core Cortex A9 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. It has 2GB of RAM, an internal storage space of 16GB and is supplied with a 2500 mAh battery. The NFC-enabled device runs on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system.

This premium limited edition of the Huawei Ascend P7 was first launched in early September – about five months after the original Ascend P7 hit the market.

Pricing and availability

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition is not yet available in Nigeria, though the normal Ascend P7 is. You can buy original Huawei phones from leading online stores in Nigeria. Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N125,000 to N160,000, depending on your location.

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Emotion UI 2.3
  • Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core Processor (Hisilicon Kirin 910T)
  • GPU: Mali-450MP4
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Pink, Black
  • Dimension: 139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm
  • Weight: 124 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441ppi)
  • Display Protection: Sapphire Crystal Glass

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, LED Flash, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 64GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21.1mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB Host

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope:
  • Temperature Sensor: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 2500 mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Standby Time: 422 hours
  • Talktime: 14 hours

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: April 15th, 2016
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