Huawei shocked us at the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES) in January when they showed off the ultra sleek Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, toting Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S. Today at Mobile World Congress (MWC) they’ve done it again.
Huawei introduced a handful of phones today at a press event in Barcelona. The first out of the gate is the Huawei Ascend D Quad.
Both Huawei and their Chinese rival ZTE have vowed to become major players in the smartphone scene globally and with phones like this they may just do that. Especially since they are dubbing the Huawei Ascend D Quad as the “World’s Fastest Smartphone”.
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What’s really interesting is that they are doing quad-core phones and not with a processor by Nvidia, Samsung, Texas Instruments or Qualcomm. Huawei has manufactured their own Silicon dubbing it the K3V2 processor. According to the company it runs 49% faster than any quad-core silicon available today including the TI OMAP processor in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nvidia Tegra 3 in the Asus Transformer Prime.
The rest of the phone features include a 720p high resolution touch screen, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, 8 mega pixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and 1080p HD video capture and playback.
They plan to release their whole line of “D” series devices during Q2 2012.