Huawei has confirmed its special edition Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Editionat its IFA 2014 trade show press conference. It's the company's bid to dress up its top-spec phone with tougher and more attractive materials.

We're almost used to seeing smashed front screens on phones now despite often-used Corning Gorilla Glass being used. Sapphire glass is often used on the small lens over a phone's rear camera, which is why it's so rare to find a scratch on the lens that would ruin photos.

The P7 Sapphire isn't all expensive sapphire glass though - on the rear there's a ceramic finish, while the metal frame is now a rose gold colour.

The special edition P7 has the same specs as original handset, including a 5-inch, 1080p screen; 13-megapixel camera; and a quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A9 processor backed by 2GB of RAM under the hood.

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