Huawei Unveils Ascend D2 5-Inch Smartphone At CES 2013

By Sumit Passary email: s.passary@mobilenapps.com | Jan 09, 2013 11:12 AM EST

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Huawei announced two of its latest smartphones, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 5-inch Ascend D2, at the International CES in Las Vegas. Huawei's "all-in-one" smartphone, the Ascend D2, packs in top-end features that will give stiff competition to existing top-end smartphones available in the market today.

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Richard Yu, Huawei's CEO said that the all-in-one Ascend D2 is the "most powerful phone". Let's see how powerful the specifications of Ascend D2 are.

The Ascend D2 sports a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 HD display with 443 pixels per inch (ppi). Yu also compared the pixels density of the Ascend D2 to Sansung Galaxy S3 which has a 306 ppi, and the iPhone 5 with 326 ppi.

A quad-core 1.5GHz processor powers the Ascend D2. The smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear-facing snapper with HD recording ability and with a f/2.2 aperture. The device also features a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.  

The smartphone has 32GB of on-board storage and 2GB of RAM with 32GB. The Ascend D2 is equipped with a 3000 mAh battery. Huawei went on further and compared the bigger battery of the Ascend D2 with the Galaxy S3's 2100 mAh, Droid DNA's 2020 mAh, and iPhone 5's 1440 mAh battery. Huawei claims that the company's patented Quick Power Control (QPC) technology gives 30 percent power saving to the device.

Furthermore, the QPC technology enables the battery to charge 25 percent faster than the Galaxy S3 even though the battery size of Ascend D2 is bigger by 40 percent.

The smartphone is both dust and water resistant. Yu demonstrated the water resistant feature of the Ascend D2 by pouring water on the device. Furthermore, Yu also threw the Ascend D2 on the floor to show how strong the smartphone was.

"If you drop a SGSIII on the ground it will break. Not our phone," said Yu.

The Ascend D2 is Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Unfortunately, there is no NFC. Huawei also claims that the dual Wi-Fi receivers on the device enables up to 150Mbps transfer rates.

The Ascend D2 will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei's "Emotion UI," which adopts a simple overall experience, but users can add hundreds of downloadable themes which change the appearance without changing the user experience.

The Ascend D2 will be initially released in China in February this year and hopefully in other parts of the world soon. Huawei did not reveal the pricing of the smartphone.

The Ascend D2 features high-end features which users look at any top-end phone. Time will tell if Huawei can find a stable place for itself in the global smartphone industry. 

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