Huawei is claiming to have unveiled the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone, the Ascend D Quad.
The smartphone, revealed at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona today (27 February), is powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor.
It is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Huawei’s proprietary power management system, which provides up to 30% in energy savings.
Huawei Device chairman Richard Yu said: 'We’ve listened to people’s top demands from smartphones: speed, long battery life, high-quality visual and audio capabilities, and a compact, lightweight handset. The Huawei Ascend D Quad exceeds these expectations.
‘In January at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, we achieved a world record for the world’s slimmest smartphone with the Huawei Ascend P1 S. We are proud to once again introduce a world first at Mobile World Congress 2012 with the Ascend D Quad, the fastest smartphone.’
The Ascend D Quad is ultra-thin and lightweight, measuring 64mm narrow and 8.9mm slim. It has a 4.5-inch 720P high definition touch-screen, and a powerful 32-bit true colour graphics processor.
Huawei claims its PPI 330 screen provides crystal-clear clarity even in direct sunlight. The phone also has Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology, an eight-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing lens, and 1080p full HD video camera.
The Ascend D Quad’s 1800mAh battery lasts for one to two days with normal usage. The smartphone also offers Huawei Device’s proprietary power management technology, which provides a longer battery life of up to 30% compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs.
Huawei says it also ensures higher chipset performance and efficiency by maintaining a low chip temperature.
As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei has also introduced the Ascend D Quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D Quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery, which provides two to three days of normal usage.
With the same specifications as the Ascend D Quad, the Ascend D Quad XL measures 10.9 mm slim. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery.
The Ascend D Quad series will be available in the UK from Q2 2012. The Ascend D1 will go on sale in the UK from April 2012.