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Huawei Ascend D2 announced

Huawei may not be a familiar name to you, but it has been popping up on news several times lately. Being a China based networking and telecommunications equipment supplier, it has some nice phones with its own branding in the market. Apparently, the company is the second largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world, so by all means the mobile tower your phone is connected to right now most probably has equipment from this company.

The company recently launched Huawei Honor 2, a sequel of fairly popular Huawei Honor smartphone. Just after the announcement of the Huawei Honor 2, Huawei has launched yet another high-end Android smartphone. Today, Huawei launched the Ascend D2, and by looking at the specs and the 5-inch touchscreen with HD resolution, we can easily see it being an effective alternative to the much popular Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Apart from the look, which is close to the Galaxy Note 2, the Huawei Ascend D2 is equipped with a powerful quad-core processor that is clocked at 1.5GHz, but it is not sure whether the System On Chip (SoC) used in the device is manufactured by Huawei themselves because they haven’t revealed that yet, though it’s highly possible that they are using their own hardware as they are into the business of hardware manufacturing. Nevertheless, the specs are interesting. The device has a 13 megapixel camera on the rear whereas a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera will do a good job at video conversations. On the battery front, a 3,000mAh battery will provide the power for a day long usage. Being a high end handset, the device will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

The Huawei Ascend D2 is anticipated to launch in China at some time in 2013, but there’s no word on whether it will be launched in foreign markets or not. Pricing is not disclosed either.

The Huawei Honor 2 is also a very capable handset for the price asked. The device is priced at 1,888 yuan, which converts roughly to about $300. For that price, the manufacturer is including a large 4.5″ LCD IPS screen with HD resolution, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM, Huawei’s homegrown K3V2 quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 8 GB of storage, 8MP camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a very good package indeed. The UI seems to be a bit of mess, but hey, it’s Android, so you have the flexibility to modify it according to your taste.

The Honor 2 is anticipated in early November, though there’s no information on whether it will be launched in international markets or not. Even if the handset is launched in U.S., we are sure the off-contract price won’t be $300, though there’s a good chance that it will be more affordable than most of the handsets in that category out there. What are your thoughts on Huawei Honor 2 and Ascend D2? Let us know using the comment form below.

Source: Unwired View