Huawei has announced its first quad-core smartphone in a global release, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and a compact design, the Ascend D quad is supported by Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei’s proprietary power management system, which provides up to 30% in energy savings.
“We’ve listened to people’s top demands from smartphones: speed, long-battery life, high quality visual and audio capabilities, and a compact, lightweight handset. The Huawei Ascend D quad exceeds these expectations,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Devices.
“In January at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, we achieved a world record for the world’s slimmest smartphone with the Huawei Ascend P1 S. We are proud to once again introduce a world-first at the 2012 Mobile World Congress with the Ascend D quad, the fastest smartphone.”
The Ascend D quad is an entertainment handset with its 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen, and a powerful 32-bit true color graphic processor. Its PPI 330 screen providing crystal clear display even under direct sunlight, is complemented by its Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. It also sports an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities.
The Ascend D quad comes with an 1800mAh battery, which lasts up to two days with normal usage, according to Huawei. Huawei’s proprietary power management technology provides a longer battery life by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs. It also ensures higher chipset performance and efficiency by maintaining a low chip temperature.
As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei has also introduced the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery, which provides up 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.