Huawei’s new Ascend D2 smartphone was announced and unveiled last week at CES, and we even got our hands on the new device, but it looks like the 5-inch 1080p smartphone will be officially released tomorrow for China Telecom customers at a price of ¥3,990, or around $640. The new phone will go on sale starting at 5pm local time.
Specifically, this will be a China Telecom (CDMA2000) variant with dual-SIM support, so users wanting this new phone who live outside of China will probably want to wait for the WCDMA version. The company will be selling the new phone unsubsidized (hence the $640 price tag), and while we don’t think the company will sell out of units quickly, they do warn that you should pick one up “while stock lasts.”
The Ascend D2 is one of Huawei‘s newest devices that the company announced at CES last week. It packs a 5-inch 1080p display with 443 ppi. It’s running a 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Balong V7R1 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 13MP rear camera. It’s really the whole package, and Huawei claims it’s the most powerful smartphone available.
Alongside the D2, the company announced the Ascend Mate and the Ascend W1. The Mate is the world’s largest smartphone, with a huge 6.1-inch display, but with specs that are surprisingly lacking — only a 720p display and an 8 MP camera for instance. The W1, however, is Huawei’s first Windows Phone device, and it marks the company’s first steps into Microsoft’s mobile platform.