The Ascend D2 wasn’t the most guarded Huawei secret preceding CES 2013, as we’ve seen this Android smartphone in a variety of leaks already. But now, the Chinese Android handset maker has finally unveiled the handset, right alongside its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet.
What will the Ascend D2 have to offer? Well let’s get down to business, shall we?
Specs and Features
The Ascend D2 is definitely going to be one of the company’s flagship handsets, sporting some very interesting specs and features:
- 5-inch Super Retina IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (443ppi)
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 1.5GHz quad-core K3V3 processor
- 13-megapixel BSI camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens and hybrid IR filter
- 3000mAh battery with QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology
- Super hands-free feature
- Dustproof and waterproof capabilities
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Weight: 170g
- Size: 9.9mm thin
Pricing and Release date
We’re still waiting for Huawei to reveal more details about this new 5-inch device, but we can tell you that the handset will be launched this month in China and head to Japan later down the road. A smaller 4.7-inch Ascend D2 version will also hit stores in the future.
Pricing details are not available at this point, but we’ll probably get them soon enough. Are you looking forward to purchase the Ascend D2 first chance you get?
Huawei Launches Flagship Ascend D2 at CES 2013
The quad-core 5-inch HUAWEI Ascend D2 is a must-have for people seeking smartphone perfection
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend D2 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. The latest hero product in Huawei’s Ascend series of smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend D2 runs on Android 4.1 and features a 5-inch FHD IPS+ 443 PPI Super Retina LCD display, Huawei’s K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and a 13 MP BSI camera. With its 3000mAh battery and Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology, the Ascend D2 has a stand-by time of six days on WCDMA.
“The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has the style, power and all-round performance capabilities you would expect from a HUAWEI Ascend smartphone, but with a revolutionary FHD screen, unsurpassed camera quality and power saving technology to maximize your enjoyment,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We are excited to introduce the HUAWEI Ascend D2, the latest addition to our series of Ascend range of smartphones, as we continue to put great technology into the hands of more people around the world.”
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has a 5-inch Super Retina fast response IPS panel display and a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080, perfect for full HD 1080 video playback. With its 443 PPI, the Ascend D2 provides unprecedented color accuracy and clarity. Protected by the anti-scratch Corning® Gorilla® glass, and the dust and water resistant IPX 5/4, the Ascend D2 is tough enough to withstand everyday use.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 features a 13MP BSI rear-facing camera with detail capturing technology and an ISO sensitivity level higher than other smartphones in this category. HUAWEI Ascend D2 also has a tailored manual color temperature adjustment function to provide a professional-level photography experience.
HUAWEI Ascend D2’s 3000mAh battery is optimized by Huawei’s QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology. Leveraging Huawei’s more than 20 years of telecommunications know-how, QPC technology lowers battery consumption by automatically turning off the transmitter circuit when data transmission is not in use. Its ADRX technology identifies and automatically adjusts the DRX cycle based on the network status, reducing power consumption during standby mode by over 20 percent. In addition, Huawei’s proprietary fast battery charging technology enables the HUAWEI Ascend D2 to be fully charged in 30 percent less time than its takes other smartphones under the same electricity conditions.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2’s ‘swift sharing’ makes it easier than ever to share. With a Wi-Fi connection, uploading pictures, videos and other files is two- to three-times faster with the Ascend D2 than other smartphones in the market. Its ‘super hands-free’ function transforms the Ascend D2 into a conversation sharing portal to receive sounds within a radius of 1.5m. The Ascend D2 also supports Dolby® surrounding sound and stereo recording.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has a stylish and elegant design with an aluminum body and metal frame. Weighing just 170g and measuring 9.9mm thin, its curved design fits comfortably in the hand. Available in pure white and crystal blue, the HUAWEI Ascend D2 will also be produced in a 4.7-inch screen version. The HUAWEI Ascend D2 will be on sale in China in January 2013, and in Japan in the future.