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Huawei Ascend D2 is announced with 5-inch HD screen, quad-core CPU, coming in 2013

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Huawei Ascend D2 is announced with 5-inch HD screen, quad-core CPU, coming in 2013
Right after the announcement of the Huawei Honor 2 comes another high-end Android smartphone made by the Chinese manufacturer. Introducing the Huawei Ascend D2, which can be seen as a decent alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note II as it packs a 5-inch touchscreen with HD resolution. But that isn't the only feature that the new handset has to brag with.

The Huawei Ascend D2 comes with a quad-core processor that maxes out at 1.5GHz, although it isn't exactly clear whether it is one of Huawei's homemade SoCs, or some other company's chip. There is a 13-megapixel camera positioned on its back, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper enables video conversations. A beefy 3,000mAh battery will provide the power to last a user through a day of usage, but there is no word as to how much bulk the cell adds to the handset. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will come pre-installed.

It appears that the Huawei Ascend D2 will be released in China at some time in 2013, but it isn't known whether it will be launched on any other markets. Pricing has not been disclosed.

source: ZOL (translated) via Unwired View

Huawei Ascend D2 is announced with 5-inch HD screen, quad-core CPU, coming in 2013
Huawei Ascend D2 is announced with 5-inch HD screen, quad-core CPU, coming in 2013

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:21 3

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Wait, What happened to the 6.1' ascend mate?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:26 2

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


It shrunk to this^ :D!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:41 2

7. thephonedude (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)


eh.. the 6.1 is not the screen size.. its its thickness... 6.1mm

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:48 3

8. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


You should be living under a rock for the past one month...
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Another-Android-heavyweight-leaks-Huawei-Ascend-Mate-to-come-with-6.1-Full-HD-screen-and-the-specs-to-match_id35707

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 14:06

12. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


This is still soft compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Nothing tops the Note 2 great try thou...

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 13:17

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


I agree that the Note II has a great screen size to thickness ratio for a phablet and the features and battery are decent too. Still, competition means someone may come out with something better, and perhaps the advantage to a 5-inch screen is a thinner and more lightweight phone. 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:28 3

3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Where have all the 4.5" phones gone? I get that there's a market for large phones but can there be a knockout device that's meant for one handed use?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Also, in the 2nd pic, you can see on screen keys.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:52

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 782; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


You have the Huawei Honor 2, the HTC one S, the Motorola Razr M, the Sony Xperia S (or the Sony Xperia V). In fact only LG and Samsung don't have a device like that.
I agree that there are not enough of them, but if you search for them there are some.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 09:48

15. Captain_Doug (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


But those aren't really knockout devices. There are compromises made. The Huawei honor 2 probably own't make it to the US and the One S has that pentile display. Sony is an option but having 1 or 2 options isn't so great. Especially moving forward where there have been no phones announced as flagships under 4.7". I want a top of the line, I just don't like that in order to have one I have to get a larger sized phone. I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, I'm just worried that my preferences will have to be left behind. I liked them too...

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:29 1

4. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


they keep on announing high end phones that tend to come out for many months and when it does, it will be labeled as mid range. they should release it now if they want to be relevant.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:33 1

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


its actually nice for huawei to make its own SoC like apple do!! at least they want it their way!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:52 4

9. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 660; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Samsung watch out ...............

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:36 2

10. Aeires (unregistered)


Most smartphone OEMs want to break into the Chinese market but what many would like to see is Chinese smartphones breaking out of that market. In the past year and a half I've seen some awesome phones debut but only sold in China. Bring some of that goodness to those of us who don't live in China.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 16:00

13. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Did they stopped producing tablets?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 19:05

14. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


in the past, Chinese stuff has gained a reputation for being hazardous.Ex: exploding cars, batteries, chairs, poisoned milk.
Now, everyone wants a piece of their product. It DOES look like what i want in my fantasy smartphone.

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