Video: Huawei shows how it’s making the aluminum case of the Ascend D2

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 8, 2013

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Huawei’s snazzy new Ascend D2 features some great specs and an equally appealing design, which we’ve shown you in our hands-on earlier today.

At yesterday’s CES launch event, Huawei emphasized the attention to detail and the work that goes into making each and every unit of the Ascend D2. The Chinese phone maker boasted that the aluminum case of the Ascend D2 alone requires no fewer than 116 manufacturing steps, from the initial stamping of the rough shape from a sheet of metal, to buffing and various chemical treatments.

To demonstrate its affirmations Huawei has released a short video that shows some of those 116 stages required to make the case of the Ascend D2. We would’ve like to see more of these steps (all 116 ideally), but this is better than nothing.

What do you make of the Huawei Ascend D2? And what about that crazy Ascend Mate?

  • 1ceTr0n

    I’ll stick with my Note 2, thanks.

    • Tanya

      That’s easy for you to say, at least they went through an effort high and low to craft it. The GN2 looks like it was assembled in 3 seconds. Samsung fanboys are as ignoramus as dumbfounded Nokia fanboys

      • They copied a bunch of features from the Galaxy Note 2. I love the look of my Galaxy Note 2 & it is the very first time Ive loved everything about a device ever, & Ive had over 10 phones & tablets & always found issues except with my Note 2. What phone do you like Tanya?

  • Ed Baker

    Is it me? I can’t seem to find a link on this page to the video “making of”. Looks like it should be near the end of the article, but I only have a blank space. No video… Tried reloading. anyone else?

  • olbp


    Well, that was a waste of time.