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Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor

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Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor
About a month ago, the Huawei Ascend D2 was revealed officially in China, becoming the maker's first attempt to make a splash into the 5-inch category of Android high-ends. A number of details regarding its specs, however, were not disclosed during the announcement, such as the screen's resolution and the processor's make and model.

But now that the Huawei Ascend D2 has been spotted in the GLBenchmark database, some of the aforementioned blanks got filled with intriguing information. The smartphone's 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, which is exactly what smartphones like the HTC Droid DNA and the ZTE Nubia Z5 have to brag with. Actually, the database specifies a screen size of 1800 by 1080 pixels, but we think it is safe to assume that the missing rows are occupied by on-screen buttons.

Furthermore, a GPU made by Hisilicon Technologies is being mentioned. Since the company is a Huawei subsidiary, we are led to believe that the Ascend D2 comes with a homemade SoC. The K3V2 chip made by Huawei made an appearance on the Ascend D quad, and as our mobile processor comparison demonstrated, the silicon is decent a performer. The quad-core chip used in the Huawei Ascend D2 runs at 1.5GHz, but whether it is the K3V2 or a newer model isn't known yet. Last but not least, the benchmark confirms that the smartphone has Android 4.1 pre-installed.

The Huawei Ascend D2 is expected to launch in January of 2013. So far we have no word regarding availability in the U.S. or Europe.


Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor
Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor
Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor
Huawei Ascend D2 has a 1080p screen, homemade quad-core processor

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:16 3

1. mydi.maus (unregistered)


this is the DNA killer..

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:22 5

2. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Haha, I do hope you're joking here...

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:25 4

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Nope its not a joke! ZTE has become the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer edging out HTC so whether you like it or not this could very well be the DNA killer and kill a lot of other phones from LG and Sony too.
ZTE has raised its game in terms of production quality and their handsets feature top-of-the-line specs

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 07:40 3

12. VJo003 (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


What ZTE.... The article is about Huawei

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:28

17. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That's kind of ironic because I have the Huawei Ascend 2, not D2 :(

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:35 1

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


Homemade quad core?? Lol I honestly pass

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:44

7. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Haha, let the chipset makers do what they do best.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:53

16. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i'll buy anything made in china since we got no choice but not made and from china!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:26

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


Good efforts from Huawei, but the biggest doubt is the chip. Not only it's about quality but also about quantity. The almost certain low volume can drive the cost up a lot.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:41

10. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


It performs at par or above the HTC One X's Tegra 3.

Happy?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:46

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


Tegra 3 is last year so this would be a huge failure.

It must be at least equal to S4 Pro in performance and beat it in saving power.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:48

18. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


should ba cotex a15 architecture!

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:32

4. andrew1953 (Posts: 174; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Will need to see the full specs but it looks like this device will gain traction for those who don't want to spend alot on a well known brand.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:17

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 864; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


That would be true if Huawei were selling cheaper than well known brands.
They promised a reduction in price of about 20% for high end handys. Now reality check:
Samsung galaxy S2: 330 Euros
Huawei Ascend P1: 350 Euros
Same with all their products. I wonder were you see the savings.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:41

6. tango_charlie (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Big things had always small beginnings.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 06:21

8. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


Huawei bumps up the price of their high end phones.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 07:14

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Isn't there a company that would be different than others, and clock the Cpu and GPU raised 30% higher than all vaiable phones out there...?

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 08:22

14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


If they can make this affordable, then this could sell well even in America. Make it $399 and it'll sell well. Eh, who am I kidding... It'd never happen.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 12:37

19. JimmyMackey (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


One of my favorite parts about CES is when all of the phones are featured and this one is going to be there too. I don’t have any need for a quad core, but I’m sure this Huawei will last a long time and there will be more apps and games that utilize the benefits of so much power. Right now I use my Note II for work and watching a lot of TV. The larger screen of both of these phones, along with my DISH Sling Adapter that my DISH coworker gave me, allow me to watch TV anytime I want. I just downloaded the DISH Remote Access app on my Note and iPad and now I watch more TV than I ever did when I would try to find time at home.

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