The quad-core Android beast from China’s Huawei was on display at CTIA in New Orleans where the block was definitely hot. When we got up close and personal with the Huawei Ascend D-Quad we found that it’s just as sexy as we thought it would be.
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. We’ve confirmed with Huawei that the K3 processor plays nice with 4G LTE. We also can say with confidence that this will most likely be a flagship phone for one of Huawei’s traditional America carriers.