Earlier on we brought the news that Huawei had announced the Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch phablet device.
(Credit to Pocket-Lint for the image)
The D2 features a large 5 inch display complete with 1080p resolution (that’s an impressive 1920 by 1080 pixels) with 443 PPI giving pin sharp details. You also get a 13 megapixel camera, 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor and a 3000mAh battery to help power the Jelly Bean run device.
Unfortunately release is limited to just China and Japan but with MWC around the corner maybe a different EU version will be released.
Check below for the full press release.
Huawei Launches Flagship Ascend D2 at CES 2013
The quad-core 5-inch HUAWEI Ascend D2 is a must-have for people seeking smartphone perfection
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend D2 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today. The latest hero product in Huawei’s Ascend series of smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend D2 runs on Android 4.1 and features a 5-inch FHD IPS+ 443 PPI Super Retina LCD display, Huawei’s K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU and a 13 MP BSI camera. With its 3000mAh battery and Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology, the Ascend D2 has a stand-by time of six days on WCDMA.
“The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has the style, power and all-round performance capabilities you would expect from a HUAWEI Ascend smartphone, but with a revolutionary FHD screen, unsurpassed camera quality and power saving technology to maximize your enjoyment,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We are excited to introduce the HUAWEI Ascend D2, the latest addition to our series of Ascend range of smartphones, as we continue to put great technology into the hands of more people around the world.”
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has a 5-inch Super Retina fast response IPS panel display and a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080, perfect for full HD 1080 video playback. With its 443 PPI, the Ascend D2 provides unprecedented color accuracy and clarity. Protected by the anti-scratch Corning® Gorilla® glass, and the dust and water resistant IPX 5/4, the Ascend D2 is tough enough to withstand everyday use.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 features a 13MP BSI rear-facing camera with detail capturing technology and an ISO sensitivity level higher than other smartphones in this category. HUAWEI Ascend D2 also has a tailored manual color temperature adjustment function to provide a professional-level photography experience.
HUAWEI Ascend D2’s 3000mAh battery is optimized by Huawei’s QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology. Leveraging Huawei’s more than 20 years of telecommunications know-how, QPC technology lowers battery consumption by automatically turning off the transmitter circuit when data transmission is not in use. Its ADRX technology identifies and automatically adjusts the DRX cycle based on the network status, reducing power consumption during standby mode by over 20 percent. In addition, Huawei’s proprietary fast battery charging technology enables the HUAWEI Ascend D2 to be fully charged in 30 percent less time than its takes other smartphones under the same electricity conditions.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2’s ‘swift sharing’ makes it easier than ever to share. With a Wi-Fi connection, uploading pictures, videos and other files is two- to three-times faster with the Ascend D2 than other smartphones in the market. Its ‘super hands-free’ function transforms the Ascend D2 into a conversation sharing portal to receive sounds within a radius of 1.5m. The Ascend D2 also supports Dolby® surrounding sound and stereo recording.
The HUAWEI Ascend D2 has a stylish and elegant design with an aluminum body and metal frame. Weighing just 170g and measuring 9.9mm thin, its curved design fits comfortably in the hand. Available in pure white and crystal blue, the HUAWEI Ascend D2 will also be produced in a 4.7-inch screen version. The HUAWEI Ascend D2 will be on sale in China in January 2013, and in Japan in the future.
Huawei Demonstrates the Power of Technology with New Flagship Products and Technology Innovations at CES 2013
Huawei Device creates extraordinary experiences with new smartphones, connected home solutions and mobile internet products
Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 8, 2013: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, demonstrated the power of technology to create extraordinary experiences at CES 2013, as it strives to become a global leader in the consumer electronics industry. At CES, Huawei launched a series of flagship products, including smartphones HUAWEI Ascend Mate, HUAWEI Ascend D2, and HUAWEI Ascend W1, home device solution MediaQ, and a full range of LTE Cat4 devices. Together with Huawei’s proprietary technology including smart battery efficiency management and fast sharing technology, Huawei is delivering on its commitment to put great technology into the hands of consumers around the world.
Huawei’s product announcements at CES 2013 included the launch of the smartphone with the largest screen, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate. Featuring a 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a screen-to-body ratio of 73%, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate is perfect for both business and entertainment purposes. Huawei also unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend D2 which boasts a 5-inch IPS Super Retina LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 443 PPI and a 3000 mAh (typical value) battery capacity. The HUAWEI Ascend D2 features a 13MP BSI auto-focus rear-facing camera with detail capturing technology and an ISO sensitivity level higher than other smartphones in this category.
At Huawei’s CES booth is its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the HUAWEI Ascend W1 which offers a smarter alternative with its dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and Adreno 305 GPU, 4-inch IPS LCD screen and 1950 mAh battery with the longest standby time in its class. As part of its connected home solutions, Huawei showcased the HUAWEI MediaQ, a media cube that connects and shares content from multiple screens including smartphones and tablets. With its voice search function and HD video calls, the HUAWEI MediaQ is ideal for modern families to stay connected.
Also on display is Huawei’s complete series of LTE Cat4 products including the LTE Cat4 dongle, Wi-Fi dongle, Mobile hotspot, CPE, and other desktop internet and mobile internet products including E5151 mobile hotspot with 3G and Ethernet dual uplink features, the world’s first 3G module with M.2 form factor adapting Intel Ultrabook MU736 and the world’s thinnest B2B (TFF) form factor 3G modem MU733. Huawei is also displaying its M2M solutions including wireless communication modules with B2B, LGA and LCC form factor, its Telematics solutions including the automotive grade 3G module MU609T, the automotive grade 3G Wi-Fi box DA680, and the professional 3G OBD box DA3100 for car insurance purposes.
At CES 2013, Huawei also unveiled a selection of proprietary innovations which address many technology-related challenges faced by people worldwide.
· To ensure longer smartphone battery life, Huawei developed its Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technology which lowers battery consumption during standby mode by over 20% by assessing the need for data transmission and adjusting accordingly based on the network status.
· To reduce charging time, Huawei’s fast battery charging technology enables Huawei products to be charged up to 30% faster than other smartphones.
· Huawei’s ‘swift sharing’ functionality enables pictures, videos and other files to be uploaded two- to three-times faster than other smartphones in a Wi-Fi environment.
· To optimize screen visibility in all lighting conditions, Huawei’s smart brightness technology calculates the next light transition point in a bright lighting environment and maintains a gradient brightness variation control.
· To increase audio capabilities, the Huawei super hands-free allows users to be heard within a radius of 1.5 meters, transforming smartphones into conversation sharing portals.
· To enhance audio recording, Huawei’s stereo recording provides high-fidelity sound recording so you never again have fuzzy, unclear audio in your videos.
These industry-leading innovations are available in the HUAWEI Ascend D2 which will be on sale in China in January 2013.