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
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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16 Comments

1. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Wait, What happened to the 6.1' ascend mate?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It shrunk to this^ :D!!

7. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

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

8. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

12. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

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

16. JimmyMackey

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 26, 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.

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

11. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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...

4. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

9. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

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.

13. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Did they stopped producing tablets?

14. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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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