By Khurram Aziz | Nov 14, 2012 12:25 PM EST
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is getting ready to launch six new devices by the end of the year, according to reports on the internet.
It is believed that these will be four Android devices and two Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The Web site The Droid Guy revealed rumored specs for the new devices on its site.
The four Android devices include the Ascend Mate, Ascend D2, Ascend P2 and Honor 2. The firt three will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while the Honor 2 will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.
The Mate, at 6.1-inches is almost a tablet, and will feature a full HD 1080p display, a 1.8GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery pack and come in at under 10mm thick.
The Ascend D2, officially announced by Huawei a couple of weeks ago, has a 5-inch display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 13MP rear camera, a 3,000mAh battery and a 720p HD screen.
The Ascend P2 is rumored to also have a 5-inch screen, a 1GB RAM and an 8MP camera.
The two Windows Phone 8 offerings are expected to be Ascend W1 and Ascend W2. They represent Huawei's first push into Microsoft's mobile OS territory and are expected to arrive in early 2013 on the heels of other Windows smartphones such as Nokia's Lumia 920. Not much is known about the actual hardware specs of these new phones.
Huawei, though relatively new to consumer technology, is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, after having overtaken Ericsson this year.
It is regarded by many as the standard bearer for Chinese companies' long march into Western markets and, along with national rival ZTE, already showing strong growth in Europe.
However, both companies have come under scrutiny from regulators in the US and Europe for their close relationship with the Chinese government.
In October, a House intelligence committee report warned US companies against doing business with the two firms because they pose a risky to national security.
The firms are also facing action in the European Union, where an investigation has led policymakers there to believe that have been the recipients of illegal state subsidies.
The new devices in Huawei's pipeline run the spectrum of mid-tier to cutting edge, and expectations are high for the company.
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