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

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.



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19 Comments

1. mydi.maus unregistered

this is the DNA killer..

2. sportsinger75

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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

12. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

What ZTE.... The article is about Huawei

17. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

5. wendygarett unregistered

Homemade quad core?? Lol I honestly pass

7. sportsinger75

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

16. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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.

10. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

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

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.

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

should ba cotex a15 architecture!

4. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

13. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

6. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Big things had always small beginnings.

8. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Huawei bumps up the price of their high end phones.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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...?

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

19. JimmyMackey

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 26, 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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