Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 07, 2013.
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Huawei went big - really big, actually - with today's announcement of the Huawei Ascend Mate, but the company also decided to deliver some impressive hardware for another big phone it plans to release this year, the Huawei Ascend D2.
The Huawei Ascend D2 is a large device, but it has only a 5-inch display. The Ascend D2's smaller size also bests its larger sibling because its 5-inch FHD 1080p resolution has a pixel density of 443ppi. The phone is wrapped in a durable metal design that is dust and water resistant.
The Ascend D2 has a 13 megapixel camera with BSI and HDR capabilities, and a front-facing camera for video chat. It also has a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, is 9.9mm (0.39in) thin, and weighs only 170g (5.99oz). Huawei made power a priority by including a 3,000 mAh battery to power the Ascend D2. It also includes Quick Power Control technology that enables the battery to charge faster than other devices despite having a larger battery. Huawei claims the phone charges 25 percent faster than the Galaxy S II.
Huawei plans to release the Ascend D2 with Android and its custom Emotion UI in a few months. The device will first be available in China and Japan next month, and will be available in other markets beginning in March.
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.