Huawei Readies Quad-Core Smartphones


Barcelona, Spain - Chinese supplier Huawei unveiled its first two quad-core smartphones, both incorporating Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and Huawei-made K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor.

The D quad and D quad XL, both in the Ascend series, will be available in multipe markets, including North and South America, in the second quarter.

 A third Ascend series phone, the dual-core 1.5GHz Ascend D1, will be available in these markets in April.

Huawei didn't specify the 3G or 4G technologies that the phones would use.

Both quad-core phones offer the same features, but the Ascend D quad XL comes with larger batter and is slightly thicker. The 10.9mm-thick D quad XL has a 2,500 mAh battery, which delivers two to three days of normal usage, the company said. The 8.9mm-thick D quad comes with 1,800 mAh battery.

Both models feature 4.5-inch 720p HD screen with 330 pixels per inch and ability to view content in direct sunlight, the company said. They also feature 32-bit true color graphic processor, 1080p video capture, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, and a proprietary power-management system to cut energy consumption up to 30 percent compared to the industry average for smartphones.

Other features common to both include 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and a touchscreen design said to "vanish" into the phones' edges to allow for a narrow 64mm body.

The third phone launched in Barcelona is the Ascend D1, which features 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 1,670 mAh battery.

 At International CES, the

company showed

two other Ascend series phones, the P1 and P1 S, both with Android 4.0, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and 4G 21Mbps HSPA+ technology. Versions with 3G CDMA and 4G LTE were also promised for later in 2012. The P1 S is slimmer than the Motorola Razr, at 0.263 inches in depth.


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