Huawei is bringing to Japan a Android smartphone and a high-speed mobile hotspot for NTT docomo’s Xi 4G LTE network. Both of them supports the carrier’s Xi LTE network with 112.5Mbps maximum downlink speed. Called Ascend D2 HW-03E, the phone is the first in docomo’s 2013 Spring lineup to support such as a high-speed. The compact HW-02E, like other mobile hotspots, can share the high-speed Xi mobile network connection to multiple devices via WiFi.
The Ascend D2 HW-03E is basically the Japanese version of the D2. It comes with some minor changes and includes support for docomo’s Xi 112.5Mbps LTE network. Powered by the same HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core processor and 16-core GPU, the Japan-bound D2 gets a smaller 4.7-inch touchscreen display with “Water Drop Clear Touch Panel”, yet it has dedicated Android buttons instead of on-screen button. The phone sports a 13.1 Megapixel main camera with Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and F2.2 lens. Huawei also adds features specific for the Japanese market, including IPX5/7 waterproof, InfraRed data, 1Seg mobile TV tuner and NOTTV.
The HW-02E mobile hotspot supports LTE network and offers a 112.5Mbps maximum downlink speed. It can automatically switch between docomo’s Xi 4G and FOMA 3G mobile networks, and supports 3G and GSM for international roaming. With a compact design with a round and smooth form, the devices comes in blue, white, chocolate colors. It uses WiFi 802.11b/g/n wireless standard and is able to share to up to 10 devices, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, at the same time. The device can be activated in just 5 seconds and there is a small screen for showing connection status, signal strength, and settings. The battery offers about 5 hours of use on LTE.
Also heading to Japan is the dtab tablet, also by Huawei. The Android 4.1 tablet has a 10.1-inch touch display and features Audyssey and Dolby Digital Plus sound technologies. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU. 3G or 4G support are not included, however.