First images of the Huawei Ascend D2 have leaked online as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer confirms the heavily rumoured Android powerhouse, and follow-on to the Huawei Ascend G300, will be officially unveiled at CES 2013.
Showing off the device’s rumoured 5-inch display, leaked images of the Huawei Ascend D2 have offered a first glimpse of the device that is being tipped as the company’s most specs impressive smartphone to date.
Coinciding with the latest Huawei Ascend D2 leak, budget handset specialist Huawei has confirmed it will launch two new handsets at CES 2013, with the Huawei Ascend D2 to line up as a flagship Android offer whilst the Huawei Ascend W1 will be the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device.
“We will release a flagship phone Ascend D2 [at] the CES global consumer electronics show in January next year,” Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong said via the Asian microblogging site Weibo. He added that the company “will publish [the] Window Phone 8 phone W1.”
Offering a tantalising insight into the upcoming Huawei Ascend D2 specs, a rough translation of Chengdong’s comments has seen the Huawei head suggesting that the device’s innards will see it push the price up far beyond its usual budget realms.
“I'm worried D2 specifications done too high, the cost is too high, will become super enthusiasts favored Dream Phone?” Chengdong said. “You can guess at the D2 compared to competing products.”
Despite Chengdong confirming that the Huawei Ascend D2 launch is now just weeks away, the handset’s specs remain firmly within the realms of rumour and speculation, with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 5-inch 1080p Full HD display and 13-megapixel camera all expected to feature.
Seeing the Huawei Ascend W1 line up as more of a mid-market offering, the Windows Phone 8 device is tipped to host a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU alongside 512MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear-mounted snapper.
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