In an aggressive presentation* at the Mobile World Congress Show in Barcelona, *Huawei launched a Smartphone, Yes, Huawei! and claims it to be the world's fastest quad-core smartphone, SHOCKED!

Huawei repeatedly compared its new product to Apple’s latest iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus.

Huawei’s D (or Diamond) series of devices has received three new additions to it’s family, the Ascend D quad, quad XL and Ascend D1.

Now only specifications of Ascend D quad and Ascend D quad XL are to be known. Both the devices have same specs the only difference between the two is battery. With Ascend D quad XL going for endurance with 2500 mAh one and Ascend D quad have 1800 mAh battery.

The devices are powered by Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz processor and it comes with Android 4.0(ICS).

Other Specifications:

  • 32 bit true color GPU
  • Android 4 ICS
  • 4.5” 1280×720 HD IPS/330 PPI display
  • 8MP BSI AF camera with 1080p full HD video capture
  • 1.3MP front camera with 720p HD capture
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Dual mic noise cancellation with Audience earSmart
  • Dual flash LED
  • 1800/2500 mAh
  • WiFi b/g/n Bluetooth 3.0
  • MHL and HDMI connections
  • DLNA support
  • 5 band 850/900/1700/1900/2100 HSPA+ 21 mbps

Now if we talk about dimensions Ascend D quad has 8.9mm, *and Ascend D quad XL 10.9mm slim.*

We will now talk about Ascend D1

As part of the Ascend D series, The Ascend D1 runs on a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP CPU and has a 1670mAh battery. It maybe cheaper than the other two, hasn't figured it out yet.

Now lets talk about its performance.

  • In demonstrations, the phone was shown opening its camera and then scrolling through picture galleries significantly faster than its rivals.
  • Huawei claims that its devices can last up to three days of normal usage on a single charge.
  • Huawei claims its new device will feature noise cancelling technology for phone calls, called earSmart, that will be able to detect a user’s voice even in a crowded room.


*The company’s chairman, Richard Yu, said that “Migrating from feature phone to smartphone is the strong trend of the whole industry – but the speed is not so good. And the screen is getting as large as possible – but your hand is not so large. How can you handle it? And a smartphone is not just for voice to make a phone call – people thing the big headache is the battery life.”*

He claimed it is the first 64-bit smartphone, rivaling modern computers, and said* it is 49 per cent faster in normal operation than its rivals*.

Yu also said that the 4.5” screen device will be, 20 per cent cheaper than its rivals and feature a higher resolution screen than the iPhone.