Huawei Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7's successor is said to come with a sapphire display, in a reported bid to challenge future Apple iPhones. Huawei

The successor to the recently launched Huawei Ascend P7 high-end smartphone is tipped to have a sapphire display, which the Apple iPhone 6 is expected to incorporate.

A prototype of Huawei Ascend P7's successor featuring a sapphire display was reportedly showcased by Richard Yu Chengdong, chairman of Huawei, during an interview with a Chinese publication.

Chengdong stated that the company would continue to release 'shocking products', according to The Telegraph.

Sapphire is said to be more hard-wearing, flexible and scratch-resistant than other types of toughened glass used for smartphones. It is more expensive to produce than Gorilla Glass.

Huawei is also expected to release multiple flagship products in the near future, to compete with flagships from tech giants such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and HTC.

As of now, hardware aspects of the device succeeding Huawei's Ascend P7 have not surfaced. However, it would be safe to assume that this device will be a flagship (with a comparatively high price tag) just like its predecessor, the Huawei Ascend P7.

The technical specifications of Huawei Ascend P7 are as follows:

  • 5in IPS touchscreen, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
  • 1.8 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor
  • 13 MP primary camera, and an 8 MP secondary camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and microUSB connectivity
  • 2,500 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which is claimed to offer talktime of up to 14 hours on 3G networks

Taking a cue from the above tech-specs, the successor to Huawei's Ascend P7 can be expected to incorporate at least a 13MP rear camera, which should give amateur photographers something to cheer about.