Huawei Ascend D2 unveiled in China with 5-inch screen, quad-core CPU and 3,000 mAh battery

by: AdrianOctober 30, 2012

Everybody wants a piece of the phablet pie that’s proving to be much tastier than everyone thought a while ago, so it should come as no surprise that Huawei has more than just the 4.5-inch Honor 2 in the works.

Meet the Ascend D2, a “heavyweight” beast that might not come close to the dimensions of the phony Ascend Mate, but that could easily take on the HTC J Butterfly and Oppo Find 5, the world’s first 1080p phablets.

The D2 will sport a 5-inch “edge-to-edge” display with a yet to be revealed resolution (please, oh please, God, let it be 1920 x 1080 pixels), while under the hood there’ll be a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU ticking. The processor is itself wrapped in mystery, but given Huawei’s recent “moves”, we’re guessing it’ll be homebrewed by the Chinese.

Other known features include a juicy 13 MP rear-facing camera, an uninspired 1.3 front-facing cam, but also an explosive 3,000 mAh battery. For comparison, the J Butterfly only comes with a 2,020 mAh battery, while the Oppo Find 5 has a 2,500 mAh ticker. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the only device we can think of that undercuts that battery’s capacity, but it only does so by a mere 100 mAh while sporting a display with 0.5 inches larger.

Wrapping it all up, there’ll be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on the Huawei Ascend D2 starting “sometime next year” in China. No words on pricing or a release outside Asia, but here’s hoping for the best!

Could Huawei knock one out of the park with the Ascend D2? What price tag will the 5-incher need to do so? Would you consider getting the super-phone if it were to make it to the US or Europe?

  • alexbulat

    Damn! That’s huge!

  • phone guy 12831293

    an “explosive battery”? No thanks

  • Jimmy Mackey

    I don’t expect that Huawei will be giving away all of those powerful features, but the question is, will it be priced below the Note II? That may not be released until later
    than CES, but I’m looking forward to seeing it there nonetheless. I currently use my Note II for work and watching a lot of TV. The larger screen of both of these phones, along with my DISH Sling Adapter that my DISH coworker gave me, allow me to watch TV anytime I want. I just downloaded the DISH Remote Access app on my Note and iPad and now I watch more TV than I ever did when I would try to find time to watch at home.

  • Silvano Fiorini

    Caro signor Adrian,spero di non disturbarla troppo,ma vista la sua passione,che coincide abbastanza alla mia,verso il mondo android e smartphone che l’usano,vorrei chiederle notizie di Huawei,sia su Ascend-d2,qando arriverà in Italia e il relativo costo,che l’ultimo dual sim Honor 2,con su,mi pare,Jelly Bean 4.1,le risulta? Nell’attesa di un suo gradito riscontro le invio i miei più graditi saluti. Silvano F.