MWC: Huawei debuts first quad-core processor handset


Ascend D quad becomes manufacturer’s first handset to be powered by a quad-core processor, with two other additions introduced to the Ascend D series

Huawei has debuted its first handset to be powered by a quad-core processor – the Ascend D quad.

The Ascend D quad (pictured) will have Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and run off the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

It features a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen, eight megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and full HD video-capture and playback capabilities.

Huawei said the handset’s battery life is extended through its proprietary power management technology, which provides a longer battery life of up to 30 per cent compared to the industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs.

To add to its Ascend D series, Huawei also unveiled the Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1 smartphones.

The Ascend D quad XL comes with the same specifications as the Ascend D quad and provides two to three days of battery life. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

The Ascend D quad series will be available in Europe, China, Australia, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and the Middle East in Q2 2012. The Ascend D1 will be available in these markets from April.