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Huawei Ascend D quad XL and two more official - "the world's fastest smartphone" and 2500mAh battery are in tow

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Huawei didn't wait until its official press event that starts mere minutes from now, and outed a press release outlining its new Huawei Ascend D (for Diamond) series, comprising of dual-core and quad-core handsets. 

Much to our surprise, the D-series is powered by Huawei's own ARM-based chipsets, called K3V2, and the quad-core version of it powers two monster handsets. The first one is the Huawei Ascend D quad, with four cores humming along at 1.5GHz and a 4.5" HD LCD display with 720x1280 pixels of resolution and "the industry's most powerful 32-bit true color graphic processor".

Not only that, but it seems to be the most compact 4.5-incher with 8.9mm slimness, and Huawei has also addressed the complaints about its camera sensors, including an 8MP BSI one here, along with the 1.3MP front-facer. Sound is taken care of with Dolby 5.1 surround and Audience earSmart voice technology.

The company claims that the 1800mAh battery should provide 30% more uptime than the average for the category, due to special power optimizations it has done to the phone's hardware, Android ICS software and its own UI overlay.

Huawei Ascend D quad
Huawei Ascend D quad

Huawei Ascend D quad

If the promised extended battery life isn't enough for you, the Huawei Ascend D quad XL comes to the rescue, with a huge 2500mAh battery, which the company says will provide two to three days of normal usage. The Ascend D quad XL is slightly thicker at 10.9mm, but who wouldn't sacrifice some anorexia for a 3-day battery?

Last in the D-series is the Huawei Ascend D1 mid-ranger, with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and more modest 1670mAh battery. The Ascend D1 will be available as soon as April in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East, while the two quad-cores will come later in Q2. 

Well, Huawei certainly kicked off the MWC events today with a bang, and we are heading now to its presentation with the hope to handle the slim and powerful quad-core goodness. There is also a quad-core tablet with high-res screen and LTE to be shown, so things are certainly interesting at Huawei's booth right now.


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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 08:41

1. mightyillidan (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


gotta say i respect them they are aiming for no 1 or 2 and they sure has some power in pocket pricing is the key for them *claps*

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 08:43

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


This is the best phone announced so far!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:11

9. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


its one of the only ones announced so far...?

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 08:45 5

3. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


2500 mAh, quad core, 8mpx?

if this phone will be coming with competitive pricing, though the brand name is not that popular, I'll buy this.. :D

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:12

5. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i could care less about the brand name,as long as the spec and software is good then am in but i am going to wait till the s3 is announced before i make a decision on what phone to get next...honestly if i didnt know the s3 didnt exist then this would most likely be my next phone...of the leaked and announced quad phone this seems to be the best atm.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 15:04

14. KParks23 (Posts: 444; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Do u guys realize how big this brang is over seas?? It's not like there some.new joke company.they made big bucks last year.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 15:18

15. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)


it doesnt matter if they are big over seas,they are not a recognised brand like apple or sony or samsung in europe or us where they want to be popular.this is a great start for them to be recognised and show what they are capable of doing.as i said already i am impressed with there devices and if i wasnt waiting on the s3 then i would happily buy huawei quad core phones.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:17 1

20. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


If they want to make a name for themselves in america, they have to show out bigtime. I have to say, that is exactly what it looks like they are doing.

The only thing that they should have done differently was make the camera a bigger MPX. I know it doesnt make a real difference, but for the uneducated, saying its a 10 or 12mpx sounds like its going to be better than everyone elses 8mpx, if its true or not.

other than that
fat battery.. check
big arse processor.. check
ICS.. check.
presumably good camera.. check
RAM... umm... RAM???

darn it.. nothin is ever perfect. If it was a lot of ram, they would be announcing it.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:26

21. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i would assume they are using 1gb as they have gone pretty much all out else where spec wise..they hyped the cam so maybe its good...am sure any one of these companies could build the perfect phone but then they cant sell you anything else..they probably design a phone and say lets keep this out and put it in the next version etc etc lol.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 08:57

4. Firedrops (Posts: 211; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Would really like to see some benchmarks of this K3V2...

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:22

6. Xavier1415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


gotta get this phone!! the best so far but im waiting for HTC i know they can do better!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:11

10. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


me too, and I hope VZW gets the best!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 09:34

7. tahnik (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


The dream phone we want from Sony,HTC or samsung...!!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:01

8. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


if it was wp7 it would be even faster
p.s.:no hating on android at all

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:12 2

11. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


agreed, but WP would not be good with such diverse phones, they are limited, and it builds a more software to hardware specifc relationship

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:33 1

12. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


That's an outstanding start for Huawei's new flagship series. I'm excited to read more about the D Quad.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 10:43 1

13. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


By MWC 2013, we might be throwing wild rumors around for the next Huawei phone, not the SGS4, if they keep delivering high level specs like this!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:41

16. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


add the word alive and SEGA will sue you.huawei has already named some handphones after sonic characters,so...

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:47 1

17. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Like?

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:40

18. rocknessalex (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I want it badly!! Hope the SGS III will do better. If not, it will be a great dissapointment.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 19:55

19. rocknessalex (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I want it badly!! Hope the SGS III will do better. If not, it will be a great dissapointment.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 19:09 1

22. Crave (Posts: 12; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


This phone is gorgeous, literally one of the "sexiest" phones I've seen. (see enlarged photos above)
But wtf's up with the capacitative buttons? They couldn't do the whole on screen ics buttons thing with this phone???
But maybe it's already in 16:9 without the on screen? hmm.....

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