Here it is: Photos of Huawei’s 5 inch 1080p quad core flagship phone, the D2

by: ŠtefanDecember 18, 2012

Just about every handset maker on the face of the planet is going to announce a 1080p smartphone during the next one to two quarters. HTC may have been the first, but as we said in a previous article, there are at least five more companies who are going to join the race. One of them is Huawei, a Chinese smartphone maker and infrastructure vendor that most folks associate with budget handsets. They want to shake that image and move into the premium segment.

According to a Richard Yu, Huawei’s Head of Devices, a phone called the D2 will be announced at CES in January next month. Yes, it’ll have a 5 inch 1080p display. Shortly after he made that announcement on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, Tenaa, China’s version of the FCC, uploaded three photos of the D2 to their website. We’re thrilled that the device lacks any front facing buttons, but there’s not much else to say about the phone since the photos aren’t exactly high quality.

Which 1080p phone are we looking forward to the most? Two come to mind, three technically if you include the second half of 2013. Let’s start with the one likely to be announced first: HTC’s M7. It’s basically the HTC Butterfly/DNA, but with a faster processor and a 13 megapixel camera. Next, the elephant in the room, is the Samsung Galaxy S4. Little is know about the device, which makes it all the more interesting. And finally, the third generation Note. Rumors say it’ll have a 6.3 inch screen. That’s absolutely insane, and we definitely hope it doesn’t happen, but hey, you never know with Samsung. They’ll launch just about anything to see if consumers are interested.

Who else is going to make a 5 inch 1080p phone? Sony, but they’ll figure out some way to screw it up. They always do. And there’s ZTE, who is … meh, they’re like Huawei’s little brother.

  • this screams “i copied the galaxy s2”

  • I’m telling, Samsung set the stage for all of these 5 inch devices. People laughed at first, now look at the competition. Samsung will continue to reign in the smartphone and phablet world. Everyone else appears to be second. Get a galaxy note 2 if you don’t have one.

  • On screen keys? :D

  • mali

    George.. it also screams.. I copied the top of the s2 with the weird length and look of thes iPhone 4s white lol…lame

  • MasterMuffin

    I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again: WHY THERE ARE NO 4,55″ 1600×900 SCREENS, WHY THE DUCK DO THEY ALL HAVE TO BE 5″!? 4,55″ 1600×900 screen would still have the “magical” over 400PPI

  • Mitthrawn

    Why wouldn’t you want a 6.3 inch note 3? It’ll be the same physical size as the note 2. Why does no one understand this?

    • MH Maun

      I think it will have flexible screen, so you won’t have a problem

  • MH Maun

    looks cheap plastic :<( … I don't understand why they don't make a better build quality phone.