Well we've heard plenty about the Huawei Ascend D2 lately. Along with the Oppo Find 5, ZTE's Nubia Z5 and Huawei's Ascend Mate. But what do all these devices have in common? Well they are all 5-inch or larger, devices from Chinese manufacturers. The Huawei Ascend D2 was made official back in October, we still haven't seen an official press image for the device. But we do have some new leaks that came out today, starring the Huawei Ascend D2.
In fact, until these images surfaced today, we weren't sure the device was actually going to be available. But now we've got a ton of pictures to show to you featuring the 5-inch display and more of Huawei's latest device. As far as design goes, there's not a whole lot that actually stands out. But that doesn't mean it's an ugly device. In fact it's a beautiful device.
The Huawei Ascend D2 specs are listed as:
- 5-inch 1080p display
- K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 13MP rear camera
- 3,000mAh battery
- Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean
So for a Chinese manufacturer, these are some pretty good specs. Although I'd love to see Huawei show this off at CES next month, it'll probably show up in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress in February.
The Huawei Ascend D2 has also been shown to start at CNY 3,299 which translates to about $525. And with a phone with these specs, that's a pretty good price, don't ya think? Although it is a bit more than the Oppo Find 5 and a bit less than the ZTE Nubia Z5. So it's a good spot for Huawei, caught right in the middle.
So who's interested in this quad-core "phablet" phone/tablet hybrid from Huawei? I'd be interested if it came to the US, but if it does it'll probably land on one of the pre-paid carriers like Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or even Metro PCS. Also, what about those softkeys? Currently the only manufacturers that have ditched the physical buttons are Motorola and ZTE. Good going on Huawei there. If Huawei Wants to succeed in the US, they need to get this device, or a few variants of it on as many carriers as possible soon. Before the big guys come out, with the Galaxy S4, HTC One X successor, etc. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the Huawei Ascend D2.