Huawei, one of the largest manufacturers of information and communication technology devices in the world, released on Monday, July 9th, its latest foray into the smartphone market, the Huawei Ascend D1. Chinese tech enthusiasts would be the first ones to experience the power of this handset as the manufacturer gave out the go signal to start selling it out in its home country. Russian carriers could start selling it in August, according to the press release.
Huawei Ascend D1 is designed and built for power and beauty; it comes with a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 1GB RAM. The manufacturer did a good job in giving it a better design than we expected. Adorned with tons of features for multimedia purposes, it also sports an impressive 4.5 display panel capable of displaying up to 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
If Huawei made it a point to give this device high-definition picture, it never faltered as far as audio is concerned as Ascend D1 will be featuring Dolby’s 5.1 Channel Surround Sound while making use of Audience earSmart voice technology to give more clarity to phone conversations. The manufacturer has not integrated these features to its previous devices but it is clearer now where the company is going to with its new releases.
To maximize the multimedia functionality of this device, it was given an 8-megapixel primary (rear-facing) camera. It may not be as impressive as with other high-end devices available in the market but it is enough to capture semi-pro photos at any given environment. The secondary camera was given 1.3 megapixels sensor which is also typical for video conferencing.
To candy-coat all the hardware specs, Huawei Ascend D1 will be operating on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), although there is no information about whether or not it is Jelly Bean-ready. Nevertheless, it is one of the most competitive devices for this year apart from HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Next Gen iPhone. For now, there is no information if Huawei would bring this device outside of Chinese market. But reports suggested that another model (Ascend P1) will be coming to Canada. So, let’s just wait for the good news.