Huawei isn't sealing its Ascend line of smartphones with the P2, and is certainly far from being set for 2013. The emergence of the mid-range 5-inch segment may have tripped off a rush within the company to ship a new model catering to the $250-ish price point. Enter the Ascend G710. In a segment where Samsung's WVGA-laden Galaxy Grand is gaining footprint; Huawei's G710 boasts of a couple of killer features.
To begin with, the G710's 5-inch screen packs a more eye-pleasing 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Under its hood is a 1.50 GHz Cortex-A9 quad-core SoC; both of which edge out the Galaxy Grand's WVGA (800 x 480) screen and dual-core SoC. The design itself is given a premium finish, with a monolithic black front, a chrome strip lining its edge, and a brushed aluminum back panel. Other details remain sketchy at the moment.