Huawei launches quad-core Ascend D Quad

Huawei has launched the quad-core Ascend D Quad, a high-spec follow up to the super-slim Ascend P1 we saw at CES in Las Vegas. 


The Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone packs a 4.5-inch HD screen at 330ppi clarity – more or less that of the iPhone 4S. It wil come in two versions, one with a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, the other with an even beefier 1.5GHz four-core, with both boasting Huawei's proprietary power management system, which the company is saying will boost energy efficiency by 30%. 


Translation: better battery life, helped along by the larger-than-most 1800mAh battery, which is meant to offer over a day and up to two on a single charge. 


As expected from Sony, the 'entertainment' factor is high, with an eight-megapixel camera matched with a 1.3-meg front-facer, Dolby surround sound and 1080p full HD video capture and playback. The phone's performance is enhanced by a 32-bit graphics chip – again an industry first for speed, says Huawei. 


All this is squeezed into a compact chassis that feels more spacious thanks to a display that stretches to the very edges. Its 8.9mm thickness makes it one of the slimmer smartphones around. 


We'll have a hands-on and lots of pretty pictures soon – keep an eye right here! 


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