A leaked promotional poster from WIND has revealed that the carrier is gearing up to release Huawei’s impressive Ascend D Quad XL smartphone. The Canadian carrier has already rolled out the LG Optimus 4X and Samsung Galaxy Note II, so another quad-core device is simply icing on the figurative cake.
There’s no official information regarding when the device will actually see a launch or how much it will cost when it arrives, but considering the handset has launched elsewhere for around $500, we’d expect more of the same. As a refresher, the Ascend D Quad XL sports a 4.5-inch 720 x 1280 panel, an in-house 1.4GHz quad-core SoC and an 8-megapixel rear shooter. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chat, as well as 8GB of on board storage and 1GB of RAM.
Huawei’s Ascend D1 dual-core smartphone, announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in February along with its two Ascend D Quad siblings, is the first of the three to pass through the FCC. The documentation confirmed quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+/WCDMA. This means the unlocked version should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but as to any official carriers, we won’t know until an announcement. The Ascend D1 seems to be on schedule for a Q2 release, but no word on whether its siblings are still on track. Let’s cross our fingers.
Earlier we told you about the specs of the Huawei Ascend D quad and showed you an incredible promo video, but we also need to tell you more about the Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1, which finishes off the Diamond series line.
The Ascend D quad XL. The XL version sill come with a 2500mAh battery which will provide up to two or three days of normal usage. It will also get a little faster processor as it’s clocked at 1.5 GHz, but still quad-core. The only other change is that it will obviously be a little thicker, coming in at 10.9mm thick as opposed to the Ascend D quad’s 8.9mm body.
The Ascend D1 will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a 1670mAh battery.
The Ascend D quad XL will be available around the same time as the Ascend D quad which is quarter 2 for China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East. The Ascend D1 will be available in the above markets from April 2012.
Full press release after the break: