Huawei Ascend D2 pairs Full HD 5-incher with a respectable 3000 mAh battery
The Ascend Mate was not the only big screen device Huawei just unveiled at its CES 2013 press conference. The company outed another of those 5" Full HD devices you might have heard will be all the rage this year.
Its name is Ascend D2, and, following in the footsteps of the D last year, it also features a homemade quad-core K3V2 processor - an upgrade from last year's V1, which according to Huawei makes it "the fastest smartphone", but we'd have to see benchmarks to believe it. The phone also sports 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 13 MP rear camera, and runs Android 4.1, so it is squarely aimed at the high-end of the market.
The best part - a 3,000 mAh battery, which Huawei says is good for full two days of Android-ing, which we are inclined to believe, as the company has put some efforts to introduce power-saving technologies as well, like the Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) which helps achieve 30% power savings. The battery is also of the fast-charging variety you might have encountered in some Sony Xperia flagships.
The phone has a metal frame inside and curved chassis, making it more ergonomic to hold, and Huawei went as far as claiming that the quality of manufacturing rivals the iPhone maker, and the phone is packaged tight enough to be water- and dust-resistant also. Dimesnions are 14 mm x 71mm x 9.4mm, and the phone weighs fine at 170 grams.
The icing on the cake is that the Ascend D2 sports stereo recording, which you don't encounter all that often, but where will the Crystal Blue or Pearl White phone be seen outside of China in the spring is yet unknown.