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Huawei Claims Ascend D2 "World's Most Powerful Smartphone"


Huawei has announced what it claims to be the world's most powerful smartphone in the form of the 5-inch Ascend D2. Previously confirmed to be making an appearance during CES 2013, the device is the successor to the D1 Quad.

It's powered by a 1.5GHz K3V2 quad core CPU created by Huawei itself, while the operating system will be Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.1. It also sports a 443 PPI display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution.

The Ascend D2, which is both dust and water resistant, will feature intelligent power control, which ensures users can receive up to six days of standby, according to the Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

A 13-megapixel camera is situated on the back with light ability, accompanied by advanced control including the ability to alter the smartphone's color temperature. Powering the screen will be a 3,000 mAh battery, which supposedly charges 25 percent faster than the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Huawei confirmed a January launch for the Ascend D2 in China, with a global release expected to follow soon after.

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  • dan-fish
    A 13-megapixel camera is situated on the back with light ability

    What's this sorcery you speak of?
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  • hannibal
    Very impressive! Can you allso make phone call with it?
    :-)

    Well the specs sound nice, but what is the price?
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  • sandiegoborn32
    And 3 years from now, the iPhone 7/7s will still be running on a dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM.
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  • ikyung
    Isn't the K3V2 40nm Cortex A9? Would like to see benchmarks for it and if the GPU on it is enough to power a 443ppi screen with no problem.

    Other then that, it looks really good spec wise!
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  • Pingypoker
    Looks pretty good, but it really reminds me of the Sony Xperia Z
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  • joytech22
    otacon72..and running circles around a quad core as it does already.Or brainwashing you into thinking it does, when it gets swamped by every quad out there.
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  • mystwalker
    Not that Apple will not sell our information - Apple, at least is governed, somewhat by US law. I am especially weary that Huawei equipment contain tracking/logging capability that eventually end up @ some China Intelligence Service, somewhere.
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  • house70
    mystwalkerNot that Apple will not sell our information - Apple, at least is governed, somewhat by US law. I am especially weary that Huawei equipment contain tracking/logging capability that eventually end up @ some China Intelligence Service, somewhere.Sure it will, mate, sure it will....

    *puts on tinfoil hat*

    /s
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  • Hpnotiq
    mystwalkerNot that Apple will not sell our information - Apple, at least is governed, somewhat by US law. I am especially weary that Huawei equipment contain tracking/logging capability that eventually end up @ some China Intelligence Service, somewhere.And if it is? Oh my GAWD, da Chineeeze know I like candy corn! Let us storm their beaches and take back what's ours!

    I hope you realize that's how ridiculous you sound. No ONE cares what porn you watch, or how you read up on the Kardashians.
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  • house70
    3 main points, that will likely get their answer in the following months:

    1. how powerful and how efficient is the CPU, compared to the current market offerings?
    2. to what degree will device be developer-friendly?
    3. how much actual developer support will get (depending on the actual availability and popularity of the phone)?

    If Huawei opens up their source code for the hardware (something that Android based manufacturers are supposed to do, but they don't always do), leaves the OS as close to AOSP as possible AND sells this device worldwide unlocked for a fair price, this could be the next big thing for quite some time.
    OTOH, if Huawei keeps the cards too close to the vest, it will lose, regardless of the specs of the phone.
    All they need to do is make it available, open/unlocked, and market it around.
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