Huawei has been making some great leaps and bounds lately in the world of Android and smartphones. While this phone isn’t quite as powerful as its bigger brother the Ascend D Quad, the Ascend D1 is available now and still has some pretty impressive specs. Available today in China head down past the break for additional details.

The Ascend D1 might not rock 4 cores like its bigger brother but Huawei describes it as a “speedy all-rounder.” Although I’d have to disagree with its aging 1.5 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor. However the D1 does come with stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.5-inch 720p HD IPS display, and 1GB of RAM to keep things plenty quick. If you think the rear looks like a Galaxy S II — it’s because it does.

Other specs include an 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 front for video chat, 1080p video capabilities and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. The Ascend D1 comes with 8GB of internal storage and the folks from Huawei have stated the device is available and on shelves in China starting today. Then buyers can expect it to arrive in Russia and other parts of the world in August.

[via Huawei]