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SingTel to bring 150mbps-capable Ascend P2 here

The Huawei Ascend P2 smartphone, the first device capable of supporting data speeds of up to 150mbps. Photo SINGTEL
SingTel Flexi plans for the Ascend P2 smartphone.
The smartphone from Huawei will make its debut at the PC Show from tomorrow
Published: 5:46 PM, June 5, 2013
Updated: 4:00 AM, June 6, 2013

SINGAPORE — First, they brought news of the blazing fast 150mbps data network and, from tomorrow, SingTel will showcase the world’s fastest smartphone.

Singapore’s largest telco, SingTel will debut the Huawei Ascend P2 smartphone, capable of supporting mobile broadband connections of up to 150mbps, at the PC Show to be held from tomorrow (June 6) to Sunday.

SingTel’s Vice President of Consumer Marketing Johan Buse said: “Earlier this year, SingTel set a new benchmark by boosting the maximum speeds of its 4G network from 75Mbps to 150Mbps. We are thrilled to introduce the first of the next generation of 4G handsets that can take full advantage of the higher speeds. Our customers can look forward to many more of such devices in the coming months.”

The phone will run on category 4 4G network, which is capable of supporting speeds of up to 150mbps, 4G customers are currently running on catergory 3 network, which only supports speeds of up to 75mbps.

Announced at Mobile World Congress this year, the Huawei Ascend P2 runs on Android Jelly bean 4.1 and is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. The phone sports a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. It also has a 13 megapixel rear camera, that shoots 1080p HD videos and a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calls. At 8.4mm thick and, tipping the scales at 122g, the smartphone is neither the thinnest nor the heaviest.

It has a 2420mAH battery that should last an entire day on a full charge.

SingTel said all of its 4G customers will be able to enjoy higher data speeds at no extra charge with the Huawei Ascend P2 smartphone as well as with future compatible handsets.

The smartphone will be available at the PC Show with a subscription to a SingTel Flexi plan.