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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Huawei to offer Ascend P1 through Amazon for US customers

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If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a Huawei Ascend P1 in the States, you’ll now be able to get one directly through Amazon without jumping through hoops to get one imported. Huawei will be offering the phone unlocked for $450 on Amazon, although without LTE. At that price point, the dual-core, 4.3 inch phone may have a hard time competing with the Nexus 4, but for those of you that can’t seem to buy a Nexus 4 no matter how hard you try, this may be a good second option. Anyone going to pick one of these up? » Read the rest

Huawei’s Ascend Mate And Its Massive 6.1-Inch Display Smiles Pretty For The Camera, Wants To Go Head On Against The Galaxy Note II

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It’s no surprise that Huawei is planning on bringing a pretty big device to the masses in the immediate future. After seeing a tease here and another one there, we know that the new device is going to feature some topnotch specs— but we hadn’t seen a picture of what the UI and display would look like… until now. MyDrivers recently got their hands on some actual photos of the device and as you can see, the Ascend Mate sure is a beauty. You can see the device is surrounded by a some sort of a charcoal metallic body that doesn’t look the least bit plasticky, along with the placement of the microUSB, microSD and headphone jack ports. In addition, you can the Ascend Mate’s gorgeous display highlighting the rich and vibrant colors of the customized Android display as well.

Huawei is certainly pulling no strings as it wants to generate major excitement for its new device, while highlighting it will be far superior to Sammy’s massive offering. As of now, all eyes are pointing towards a CES 2013 unveiling— so we won’t need to wait too long to see the cool toy.

 

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More images of Huawei Ascend D2 surface

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Smartphones with 5-inch screens capable of displaying 1080p video seem to be the sweet spot that several manufacturers are targeting at the moment. Another phone slated for unveiling at CES 2013 is the Huawei Ascend D2. As we recently reported, Huawei’s Senior Vice President Richard Yu believes the device is Huawei’s version of a “dream phone” with the impressive display backed by a quad-core 1.5GHz cpu. More images of the device have surfaced, revealing some additional details. » Read the rest

6.1-inch Ascend Mate gets unveiled a little early thanks to Huawei executive

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Huawei’s Chairman of Devices, Richard Yu, couldn’t wait any longer and whipped out the upcoming Ascend Mate. The highlight of this beast is the 6.1-inch display that might make the Galaxy Note II look rather small. It also sports a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quad-core CPU and a 4.000mAh battery. At 9.9mm of thickness and a price of ¥3,000 (about $480), could this push Huawei over the top? Stay tuned because we will be there live to see this one along with the Ascend D2 and Ascend W1.

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Huawei Ascend D2 to be shown at CES

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Huawei’s Senior Vice President Richard Yu has revealed the company plans to introduce their forthcoming Huawei Ascend D2 Android-powered smartphone at CES 2013. Yu refers to the Ascend D2 as a “dream phone,” probably due to the specifications. The new handset will sport a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core cpu, 2GB of RAM, a 13 mega-pixel camera, 2,900 mAh battery and will be loaded with Android 4.1.1 according to details found on the web site for Chinese certification agency TENAA. Yu expresses some concern in his posting on microblogging site Sina Weibo that the Ascend D2 is too costly and will be seen as a niche phone intended for “super” users.

Based on the specifications that have been revealed thus far, is this a phone in which you would be interested?

source: Sina Weibo, TENAA

Huawei Confirms It Is Working On A 6.1-Inch Galaxy Note Competitor

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In some not-so-surprising news, Huawei has finally come out and confirmed it is indeed working on a Samsung Galaxy Note II competitor. While speaking on the Chinese social networking page Weibo (China’s equivalent to Twitter), Huawei Senior VP Yu Chengdong  took some time to tout up his company’s next beast of a smartphone. The device (which is speculated to be the Ascend Mate) will have a 6.1-inch full HD 1080p display and feature an in-house 1.8GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM– all the while having a “cooler” design than the current Galaxy Note II.

Unfortunately, the Huawei executive decided to leave the Android world collectively guessing and speculating what else could be found in the unique device, but at least we won’t have to wait long. The device is expected to be formally revealed at CES 2013 in January— which is only a month away.

Try to contain your excitement in the meantime folks.

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Best Android phones for smaller hands

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It’s pretty obvious that handset makers think the bigger the phone, the better. We’ve seen phones slowly climb in screen size, up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and now even past 5 inches. These bigger screens are fantastic, but it’s easy to see how people who prefer smaller phones may feel a little left out. So the point of this guide is going to help you find the right size phone on your carrier without carrying around what you consider a small tablet. Read on to find our best pick after the break. » Read the rest

New Huawei MediaPad 10 Link surfaces on certification sites

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China’s Huawei appears to have some new versions of their MediaPad 10 FHD 10-inch tablet set to be released in the near future. According to NotebookItalia, at least three different model numbers have surfaced at the WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG sites. The models – S10-201W, S10-201U and S10-202U – have all received WiFi certification. Details are still sketchy, but it appears the 201U and 202U versions probably contain antennas for 3G and 3G/4G connectivity.

Dubbed the MediaPad 10 Link, the devices do appear to possess the MediaPad 10 FHD’s 10.1-inch IPS LCD HD display. NotebookItalia compared images of the new device with the MediaPad 10 FHD and noted some very minor variations in the cases. The question remains as to whether the new devices are low-cost alternatives Huawei is trying to bring to market or the next evolution of the MediaPad 10 FHD. Perhaps we will find out during CES 2013.

source: NotebookItalia