Huawei and their new flagship smartphone is finally ready to grace consumers hands. They’ve teased their upcoming quad-core powered Ascend D1 Quad more than a few times, but starting later this month it will finally be available to consumers. After making a splash at Mobile World Congress then getting delayed — it’s finally seeing the light of day.
Huawei announced the Ascend D Q with their own in-house quad-core 1.5 GHz processor that was topping the benchmark charts. They quickly realized it wasn’t so easy to get production and everything up and running and have suffered multiple delays. We’ve seen plenty of great devices out of Hauwei but this looks to be their new flagship smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad features their 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and will be running with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720p IPS HD display. Now nearly 7 months later they’ve finally got the device ready to rock. The new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (or Jelly Bean) capacitive buttons grace the front instead of on-screen, but otherwise it looks great.
Huawei has announced that this new flagship quad-core smartphone will finally be available starting September 12th in China, and will eventually roll it out to other markets in the coming weeks and months. Most likely it won’t make it to any major markets since their production is probably still rather slow on the quad-core processor. The new Ascend D quad will be priced around 2699 Yuan — or $425 USD. Who’s interested in another quad-core smartphone?[via Unwired View]