The Ascend D2 is almost certainly going to be Huawei’s flagship smartphone for 2013 (or at least the first half of the year). We’ve already told you about it once, but today we get the first leaked live images showing the white variant of the Chinese company’s first phablet.
The Ascend D2 will come with a 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, a 13 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
This phablet is expected to be unveiled during CES in January. According to some reports from people who have managed to play with the Huawei Ascend D2, it’s 9.9 mm thick, and it weighs 170 grams. The device will apparently be priced at 3,299 yuan, which amounts to approximately $530 or €399 at today’s exchange rates.
That pricing puts it in between the similarly-specced Oppo Find 5 and ZTE Nubia Z5. It’s more expensive than the Oppo, but cheaper than the ZTE. It’s also quite a bit thicker than ZTE’s phablet, if the aforementioned reports are accurate.
The 5-inch smartphone / phablet space is surely heating up as we approach 2013, and it certainly seems like every Android device maker out there is getting ready to launch its very own 1080p offering in this space. So, going forward, it definitely looks like 5″ is the new 4″.
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