Huawei has announced Ascend D Quad, claimed to be ‘world’s fastest’ smartphone running on a quad chip at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona, Spain.
Powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor, Ascend D Quad has 16 core GPS that offers 2X performance.
Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream SandwichOS, Ascend D Quad features a 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen display with 330 PPI (pixels per inch).
The phone has 8 megapixel BSI (backside illumination) rear-facing camera with 1080p full HD video-capture and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling. As for memory, the phone will come with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. Ascend D Quad comes with a 1800mAh battery, which is expected to last for one to two days depending upon usage.
The phone also features Huawei’s proprietary power management system which the company claims provides up to 30 per cent energy saving. For audio, there is Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. For connectivity, the phone packs 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps/5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
Apart from Ascend D Quad, Huawei has also unveiled Ascend D Quad XL and Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D Quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery which provides two to three days of normal usage. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery.
Ascend D Quad series will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East in the second quarter of 2012. The Ascend D1 will be available from April 2012.