After suffering numerous delays, it seems that the Huawei Ascend D1 quad-core smartphone is finally ready for prime time. The company announced today that the phone will be launching in China on September 12, and after that, it should slowly roll out to other regions around the world. Why will the roll out be slow? Blame it on that in-house K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor.
Huawei’s quad-core processor has been going big in the benchmarks, but developing it in-house has proven to be something of a hassle. It was the reason behind the numerous delays the Ascend D1 was hit with, and even though the company is gearing up to launch the phone in China next week, it seems that production on the processors is still slow-going. So, it may be a while before it comes to other areas of the world, but nonetheless, that quad-core K3V2 lines the Ascend D1 up to become Huawei’s new flagship device.
The 4.5-inch 1280×720 IPS display and Ice Cream Sandwich help with with that too, naturally. We’re also working with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, along with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. On the front there, we can see a set of capacitive buttons, bringing everything together for one sleek-looking handset. With that power under the hood, it’s no wonder Huawei is marketing this phone as its new flagship device, but with all of the delays, will the Ascend D1 be arriving too late to the party?
We shall see when it releases in China next week for around 2699 Yuan. That’s about $425, and while that would have been an acceptable price to pay back around the time of the Ascend D1’s original release date, it’s a little steep to pay today, even with the quad-core processor. At the very least, we can finally stop wondering when this phone is going to make it to market, which is never a bad thing. Stay tuned for more details!
[via Android Community]