This new handset was first announced way back at the Mobile World Congress in February, since then we really haven’t heard anything about the Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL. The company really caused a stir among consumers with what was at the time some magnificent specifications, consumers were really excited to get their hands on the device. Now, at the IFA 2012 convention in Berlin, Germany it seems as if we finally have an answer as to when the Ascend D1 Quad XL (the name has a 1 in it now) will be coming to the market. While it’s still a very impressive device, it definitely does not stand out as much as some other devices releasing as of late.
Huawei announced all of this information at IFA this week and has said that the D Quad XL will be launching in Germany near the end of October. The handset will be available in two different colors, block and ceramic white respectively. For an off-contract price, it’s going to cost you 500 euros, £395 or $625. For those that aren’t really familiar with the handset, the 4.5 inch Quad XL stands above the regular D Quad by including a very hefty 2600mAh battery, which the Chinese company Huawei has said is good for nearly 500 hours of standby time. The handset will be powered by Huawei’s own K3V2 1.2GHz quad core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB’s of on-board store, which is expandable by another 32GB’s with a microSD card.
Here’s the full run down on the device straight from IFA in Berlin, Germany this past week:
The new high-end device is a master of endurance. Based on the Android™ 4.0 operating system, it also incorporates HUAWEI Battery Saving Technology to slash energy consumption by up to 30 per cent. Combined with the ultra-powerful 2,600 mAh battery, it delivers an impressive 15 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby. And the Ascend D1 Quad XL also features smart computing power, with a 1.2 GHz K3V2 processor and integrated 16x GPU. 1 GB RAM powers smooth, fast changeovers between applications, while 8 GB ROM ensures plenty of space for entertainment – and can easily be increased to up to 32GB with microSD™.
The generous 11.59-cm (4.5-inch) high-definition IPS+ touchscreen makes the most of all content, with crystal-clear presentation even in bright sunlight thanks to its PPI 330 display. And to ensure the HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL is a feast for all the senses, Dolby® Mobile 3 sound enhancement and Audience earSmart™ voice technology create a superb audio experience
“We listen to what our customers want, and they prioritize speed, long battery life and mobile entertainment in a high-quality, lightweight package“, says Lars-Christian Weisswange, Vice President Device Western Europe at HUAWEI Technologies. “The HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL fulfils all their desires.“
The 8-megapixel rear camera features dual LED flash and minimal delay, with state-of-the-art BSI technology delivering excellent image quality even in poor light. A 1.3-megapixel front camera for video telephony and HD video is also integrated, enabling videos to be shot in 1080p full HD and played back on a suitable TV or monitor using a MHL adapter* (Mobile High-Definition Link) or DLNA.
A mere 64.9 mm wide and 11.5 mm in depth, the HUAWEI Ascend D1 Quad XL is the smartest way to conceal an array of high-tech features. The elegant lines of the frame and ultra-compact touchscreen design enabled HUAWEI to slim down this advanced smartphone to the max.
While the device isn’t “spectacular” it does look fairly nice and might be worth a look. Its’ definitely something that I am really not interested in purchasing as those Sony Xperia devices announced this past week at IFA also look really fantastic. Which means, I might be finding myself getting one of those instead of something else, really. I am interested in seeing how well the battery holds out with video playback or just standard usage of apps as that battery is really hefty and has a lot of power. My Atrix 2 currently lasts around 8 – 10 hours depending on what I am doing on it during the day, so I would be pretty curious to see how it compares to the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL.
Is anyone actually interested in getting this handset? It’s fairly cheap compared to some other high-grade phones.
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source: Android Central