Huawei has landed the first shocker at MWC 2012. The Chinese telecom major has announced Ascend D quad android smartphone under the company’s “Diamond” series of handsets. The new flagship smartphone will run on the latest Android 4.x operating system and will feature a 4.5″ 720p display.


Huawei develops its own K3V2 quad-core processor

The real shocker from Huawei was not the announcement of Ascend D quad, but rather the company’s very own K3V2 quad-core processor, which is clocked as high as 1.5GHz and has 16 core GPS that offers 2X performance. Though there were some hints about company developing its own processors, the timing has taken the tech world by storm. Huawei claims it has the lowest chip temperature on the market, and the smallest footprint.

Huawei Ascend D quad – Specs worth drooling

In addition to 4.5″ 720p display and Android 4.x OS, the smartphone is just 8.9mm thin. It features a 8-megapixel rear camera, capable of shooting 1080p videos and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. Ascend D quad comes integrated with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound along with earSmart technology that is claimed to do some great work with noise cancellation.

The Ascend D quad comes with an 1800mAh battery, which according to the company, lasts for one to two days with normal usage. The smartphone’s prowess is enhanced by Huawei’s proprietary power management technology which provides a longer battery life of up to 30% compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs.

As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei also introduced the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery, which provides two to three days of normal usage. With the same specifications as the Ascend D quad, the Ascend D quad XL measures 10.9 mm slim. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery.

As for the pricing, the company just says that it will be competitive. It seems that all the models will have global launches. Huawei claims Ascend D quad to be the fastest smartphone in the market right now. Knowing how things work in mobile space, it remains to be seen how long it will be able to hold that title!

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