Along with the huge 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet, Chinese company Huawei also introduced at the 2013 CES the Ascend D2 smartphone with a 5-inch Full HD touchscreen display. In fact, Huawei is not alone as ZTE, another Chinese communication device maker, and Sony also unveiled their 1080p 5-incher at the show. Other than the high-resolution display, Huawei’s latest flagship, successor to the Ascend D1, also packs quad-core processor, large-capacity battery, water-resistance, and advanced power-saving technology.
Not just powerful, the Ascend D2 also comes with a stylish, slim, elegant design featuring an aluminum body with metal frame. It is slim at just 9.9mm thin. The handset is powered Huawei’s own HiSilicon K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor, the same CPU used on Ascend Mate. It sports 2GB of memory and 32GB of intertnal storage. It does make sense for Huawei to call the phone’s 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD IPS display Super Retina as it has a pixel density of 443ppi, which is about 35% more than Apple’s Retina Display. The D2 itself is IPX5/4 dust and water resistant and the screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
The Ascend D2 boasts a 13 Megapixel main camera with Full HD video and HDR and a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera. The handset fatures a ‘Super Hands-free’ function can receive sounds within a radius of 1.5m for conversation sharing, and Dolby surround sound. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity. The phone provides a stand-by time of six days on WCDMA, thanks to its 3000mAh battery and Huawei’s Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology.
Huawei will release the Ascend D2 in pure white and crystal blue in January in China, and in Japan later this year. The phone runs Android 4.1 with custom Emotion UI.