MWC 2012: Huawei officially unveils the Ascend D quad, XL and D1

Today, Huawei introduced the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and boasting the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones, the Ascend D quad runs Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei’s proprietary power management system, which provides up to 30 percent in energy savings. It measures just 64mm narrow and 8.9mm slim so it’s slim and lightweight. The phone will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East in Q2 of 2012, while the Ascend D1 will come to these markets from April 2012.

The Ascend D quad

The Ascend D quad


The Ascend D will join the other mega-phones with a 4.5-inch, 720P high definition touchscreen, and the industry’s most powerful 32-bit true colour graphic processor. This gives it a PPI of 330, so it’s in Apple’s Retina Display territory. This is complemented by Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology for a better audio experience. Its 8-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities enables you to record your special moments in clearer, richer detail. The Ascend D quad is fitted with an 1800mAh battery, which they claim, lasts for one to two days with normal usage. The smartphone’s prowess is enhanced by Huawei Device’s proprietary power management technology, which provides a longer battery life of up to 30 percent compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs. It also ensures higher chipset performance and efficiency by maintaining a low chip temperature.

As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei also introduced the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery which provides two to three days of normal usage. With the same specifications as the Ascend D quad, the Ascend D quad XL measures 10.9 mm slim, while the Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery, so it will be quite a bit cheaper when it launches.


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Published Date: Feb 27, 2012 03:39 pm | Updated Date: Feb 27, 2012 03:39 pm