Huawei Ascend G710 appears in leaked image, showcases its 5-inch, 720p display in the process

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There’s a reason why Huawei has become one of the world’s top smartphone manufacturers, despite surprisingly flying under the radar: it continues to introduce all sorts of smartphones for consumers. Notorious beans-spiller evleaks has revealed the Ascend G710 smartphone— an interesting device to say the least. It is not known exactly what will be featured inside the device— though we do know it will feature a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, capacative buttons at the bottom (sigh) and a pretty sexy metallic backing on the back of the device.

No word yet on when this bad boy will hit the market, but interested parties should probably keep their eyes and ears open with us as it will probably be available sooner than later.

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Huawei makes the Ascend P2 official, available 2nd quarter 2013

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Huwaei just made the Ascend P2 official, which is of course the follow up to last year’s Ascend P1. It will feature a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) Infinity Edge display at 315ppi, a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13 MP BSI rear-facing camera with HDR, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 2,420 mAh battery, and Android 4.1. It comes in at 8.4mm thick and is touted as the fastest LTE phone on earth with up to 150Mbps utilizing LTE Cat4. Just like all Huwaei phones, it will feature their own Emotion UI on top of stock Android.

We probably won’t see this one hit the U.S., but for those of you in Europe, you should be able to get your hands on one during the 2nd quarter for roughly €399 ($526). Hit the break for the full presser.

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Latest Gartner report shows that mobile phone sales are down overall and Samsung still leads the pack, but Huawei may be primed for a major year

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It appears that there is some minor slowdown in regards to the overall growth of mobile phone sales. According to research firm Gartner Inc., worldwide mobile phone sales amounted to 1.75 billion total units for 2012 which was a solid number, but represented slightly disappointing 1.7 percent decline from 2011 sales. Moreover, while Q4 2012 smartphone sales saw record smartphone sales of 207.7 million total units, which was up 38.3 percent from the Q4 2011— the overall demand for feature phones remained weak throughout 2012. Gartner found that overall phone sales totaled 264.4 million units in Q4 2012, which was down 19.3 percent from Q4 2011 and even found that sales will continue to drop for 2013 as well.

Additionally, the latest Gartner report pretty much solidified what we already knew— Samsung and Apple are far and away the top manufacturers in all the land by owning a 52% market share– though there may be a surprising competitor lurking in the shadows. Samsung held steady as the world’s #1 smartphone by having 64.5 million units sold for Q4 2012, up a whopping 85.3% from Q4 2011; Samsung also sold 384.6 million mobile phones for 2012, 53.5% of which were accounted by smartphone sales. Something surprising that resulted from Q4 2012 is the rapid ascension of a new brand that is quickly becoming familiar with consumers. Huawei had a surprisingly solid Q4 2012 by selling 27.2 smartphones to mobile users— which represented a 73.8% increase from Q4 2011. Additionally, Gartner is predicting a major year for Huawei as they have some superphones on the way that will go directly at the likes of Samsung and Apple.

You’ll find complete details of Gartner’s latest study once you hit the source link below.

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Another render of Huawei’s Ascend P2 leaked, shows off its sexy design and sweet display in the process

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We have been hearing (and seeing) some increased mumblings about Huawei’s worst-kept secret ahead of MWC, so it’s only natural that we share with you all some additional shots of its upcoming smartphone. A casual Android fanatic got his hands on the Ascend P2 smartphone and decided to take some photos of its gorgeous display and sexy design. As you can see in the various shots, the device has its colorful full HD in plain view showcasing the awesome and sharp display, the gorgeous backing of the device and of course the smooth and stylish curves. Naturally the attractive design will be complimented by some impressive specs including a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, a 13MP camera and Jelly Bean running the show.

The good thing is that while we have been treated to even more photos of the upcoming device, MWC is just around the corner, so we’ll be able to see the device in plain view by then. You folks out there excited about this little toy?

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Render surfaces of Huawei Ascend P2

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We have seen quite a bit of chatter about the Huawei Ascend Mate, the smartphone maker’s entry into the supersize phone market. That is not the only device that may be of interest to consumers, especially those looking for something more in line with the size of a traditional smartphone. A new render intended for press materials has surfaced showing the Huawei Ascend P2, the successor to the Ascend P1 that was recently made available to U.S. customers via Amazon. » Read the rest

Huawei executive confirms eight-core processor to arrive later this year, thinner Ascend P

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Huawei has announced that it, too, will be joining the ranks of Samsung with the introduction of its own eight-core processor later this year. Currently, it’s unclear as to what the name of the new SoC, though it has been reported that it could be manufactured by micro processing giant TSMC.

If that wasn’t enough to get your mouth watering, Huawei executive Richard Yu has also promised a thinner successor to the already crazy-slim Ascend P which debuted at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Rather than opt for the same plastic shell, Yu added that the follow-up would utilize a metallic material to offer a more premium feel. Release dates for either weren’t announced, though we’re told to expect both to arrive in the second half of the year with debuts to be made at MWC next month.

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Hands on with the Huawei Ascend D2 [Video]

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Earlier today Huawei announced the Ascend Mate and the Ascend D2. The Ascend D2 sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS display with 443ppi, Huawei’s K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, 3,000mAh battery, microSD, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and the latest version of the Emotion UI. It’s 9.9mm thick and weighs 170g. We expect to see this bad boy on sale in China this month followed by Japan. Hit the break for the hands on video.

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Hands on with the Huawei Ascend Mate [Video]

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Just when we thought Samsung pushed the envelope with the Galaxy Note II and its 5.5-inch display, Huawei drove right over it with the Ascend Mate that was announced earlier today. It sports a whopping 6.1-inch IPS display at 720p. Seriously folks this is just about Nexus 7 territory, but Huawei thinks the consumer will eat it up. The rest of the specs should satisfy everything you desire with Huawei’s Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.0MP front camera, and a massive 4050mAh battery. It has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the latest version of the Emotion UI. Looks like China will get it in February, and as usual no word on a U.S. launch. Hit the break for the hands on video.

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Ascend D2 formally announced by Huawei with “dream phone” specs in tow

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There’s no better way to make an impact on a market than by offering two high-end, desirable products to shake things up. Huawei’s announced their second elite device today, and the specs on this thing are just about as good as you can squeeze into a phone right now. Underneath the 443 ppi 1080p 5-inch screen, there’s a quad-core processor, a 13 megapixel camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It also supposedly charges 25% faster than the flagship standard Galaxy S III, and is built out of an extremely durable aluminum frame that is both splash and shock resistant. Huawei’s chairman wasn’t just blowing smoke when he called this a dream phone. No word on pricing yet, but I’d be surprised if Huawei wanted to limit where this phone was available. Hit the break for the press release, and be sure to check out the rest of our CES coverage.

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Huawei launches Ascend Mate, packs quad-core CPU and 6.1 inch screen

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Huawei’s Ascend Mate was a pretty highly anticipated device leading up to CES this year, and now Huawei’s made it official. The monster of a phone packs a 720p, 6.1-inch display, a Huawei-manufactured quad-core chip, and an extremely generous 4,050 mAh battery. Because it’s no fun to have a big phone if it dies within three days off the charger, right? On top of that, the Ascend Mate will feature dual-band antennas for WiFi, which helps quite a bit when dealing with data caps. This beast will hit Chinese shelves in February, and other countries in March. No word on what other countries that’ll be, but hopefully this device gets the attention it deserves. Hit the break below for the press release, and be sure to check out the rest of our CES coverage here.

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