Officially announced at MWC 2012 last month as Huawei’s first quad-core smartphone, the Ascend D Quad might not be released as soon as some would expect.
Chinese website CNMO is reporting that Huawei will start mass-producing the Ascend D Quad in June. In consequence, the handset will only be released starting July. By that time, HTC and Samsung will both have new quad-core smartphones on the market – the One X and the Galaxy S III. So Huawei really needs something to differentiate its device. Maybe it’s going to be the lower price – we don’t know yet.
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Huawei Ascend D Quad features a 4.5 inch IPS HD (1280 x 720) display, HSPA 21Mbps, Wi-Fi, GPS, Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus sound, 8MP backside illuminated rear camera with 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. The 1.2GHz quad-core processor inside the new Ascend D is developed by Huawei itself.
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