Huawei has launched the Ascend P7 smartphone in Paris. The handset is the follow-up to the Huawei Ascend P6. Here are the details. Read: Huawei Ascend P7 hands-on review: Latest Android flagship is sleek and affordable.

Huawei Ascend P7 launch live blog

Still set on cracking the smartphone market in Europe, namely the UK, Huawei held a press conference in Paris to launch its new handset. The Chinese firm unveiled its Ascend P7 smartphone.

We'll bring you a hands-on review of the new smartphone shortly. See also: Huawei Ascend P6: the pink iPhone that makes you look 10 years younger.

As with many smartphone launches details of the Ascend P7 have been leaked online. Along with the photo below from cnBeta, the site reveals that the device will feature a 5in Full HD screen, a quad-core Kirin 910T processor and 2GB of RAM. It will also supposedly feature a 13Mp rear camera and an 8Mp snapper at the front.

Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone launch live

It is thought that there are dual-SIM card slots as well as a microSD card slot for expanding the storage on the handset. The Huawei Ascend P7 is expected to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and the firm's Emotion UI.

Whether or not these details are correct is up for debate but you can join us today at 1pm to get the full story as it happens. For now, check out Huawei's video teaser and read our chart of the 24 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

Here's Huawei's teaser image for the Ascend P7

Huawei Ascend P7 smartphone teaser