A day before Mobile World Congress officially kicks off, Huawei tossed in their first announcement at a press conference held earlier on. Besides officially announcing the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad (which was teased earlier on), the company has also revealed that the Android 4.0 smartphone will be powered by the company's own quad-core processor.
The Ascend D Quad, which is armed with Huawei's K3V2 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, comes with a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1,800mAh battery. Its profile might not be as slim as the Huawei Ascend P1 that was announced earlier on at CES 2012, but the Ascend D Quad still manages to keep its profile relatively slim at 8.9mm.
While consumers might be worried over the power consumption associated with quad-core processors, the Chinese company claims that its proprietary power management system will provide up to 30% in energy savings. However, if a 1,800mAh battery just doesn't cut it for you, there's also the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, a variant that comes with a larger battery capacity at 2,500mAh.
While the focus has fallen upon the new range of quad-core smartphones, Huawei also has another dual-core smartphone announced at the same press conference, named the Huawei Ascend D1. With slightly more modest specs such as a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and a 1,670mAh battery fitted within, the Ascend D1 is most probably fitted as a more affordable option alongside the earlier Ascend P series to the quad-core options.
According to Huawei, both the Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East in Q2 2012. The lower-speced Ascend D1 will be available from April 2012.