While ZTE has the ultra thin Era, another Chinese company Huawei also announced its quad-core smartphones, the Ascend D quad series. Boosted by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core processor, the Ascend D quad comes with Android 4.0 ICS. It features a 4.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen with 330dpi density for clear display, and is equipped with 32-bit true color graphics processor.
The Ascend D quad sports a 8 Megapixel backside illuminated camera with Full HD video recording and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera. The phone supports Bluetooth and WiFi and features Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. The Ascend D quad comes with a 1800mAh battery and includes Huawei’s proprietary power management technology which provides a longer battery life of up to 30% compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs, offering up to 2 days of normal usage.
In addition to the Ascend D quad, the quad-core line-up also includes the Ascend D quad XL with a 2500mAh battery for up to 3 days of normal usage. With a bigger battery, the XL is a bit thicker at 10.9mm. Huawei will also launch the Ascend D1 that packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor.
The Ascend D quad series will be released in Q2 2012 in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East, while the dual-core Ascend D1 will be available in the above markets from April 2012.