Huawei has come forth with the release date of the Ascend D Quad smartphone. The quad-core device, which Huawei envisions as its bridgehead to the bustling Western markets, will only go into production this June, with a shipping date set for July.
If the report from CNMO is accurate, this late debut will put the Huawei Ascend D Quad behind the other quad-core smartphones that will compete for mindshare and the consumer’s money. Two other Android flagship devices are coming out this summer, the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. The former will come this April to the UK (and probably Europe), and in June to the US. As for the Samsung Galaxy S3, depending on which rumors you believe, the rollout date ranges from April to June.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad is just one of the two quad-core smartphones that the Chinese mega-company is releasing this year, the other one being the Ascend D Quad XL. Both phones come with the K3V2 quad-core processor (developed in-house and leading the benchmarks as the fastest chip in the world), 4.5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The processor clock speed is set at 1.2GHz for the Ascend D Quad and to 1.5GHz for the Ascend D Quad XL. To accommodate that power-hungry proc, the XL version comes with a bigger 2500 mAh battery, compared to its sister’s 1800 mAh.
We’re still clinging on the hope that both Huawei phones will be priced competitively against the other upcoming quad-core handsets. If Huawei can keep its commitment to price the phones 20 to 50% cheaper than the competition, we see no reason why the Ascends wouldn’t set the Android world ablaze. Any doubt about the performance of the in-house SoC can be put to rest, with the benchmarks favoring Huawei’s K3V2 over both the quad-core Tegra 3 and Samsung’s dual-core Exynos chip.
Would you choose the Huawei Ascend D Quad over the HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy S3?
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Is this and the XL shipping at the same time?
I think this will release to late to be cared about. Huawei does not have a solid reputation to release after everybody else. This is one of those brands that has to come out now and say hey look how much better we are than the competition and its available now. Cant come out after HTC, Samsung and probably right before or after Motorola and expect to be taken seriously with an un tested brand name. GS3 is the golden child and HTC has a stong following. That XL better be one nasty device or Hwawei may = fail!
The Huawei twitter feed, more recently, suggests an April European release:
Y am I getting a feeling that Huawei model and rumored Galaxy S3 model are of same design… ;)
Does it have a removable battery
With these specs, would i buy one for 20-50% less than its rivals?
That’s a rhetorical quetion, right?
I would choose it over the One X and the S3 … if they release it soon. HURRY UP!
Yea its been a month since i posted that and still no oficial word. my gs3 is paid for and my micro sim is in the mail……I know it is off subject but the ics keyboard might just be the most accurate keyboard i have ever used…..I am in awe behind it.
well yes this sounds good but im not sure i will get it i mean im a HTC fanboy and some of my friends have “flagship” huawei phone and to be honest they are not that great and huawei has a reputation nowhere close to HTC and SAMSUNG