Huawei’s new 5-inch 1080p smartphone called the Ascend D2 has been spotted in a new leak, following the one that appeared earlier this month. The new photos were seen on the Sina Weibo microblogging website.
The photos show the front, rear, and side view of the a white smartphone as it is being handled by a person. As per the images, it has a clear layer of plastic over the white plastic rear casing, similar to the one found on the Meizu MX2. A layer of clear plastic also protects the on-screen buttons.
When compared to other recent smartphones from China like the ZTE Nubia Z5 and the ZTE Grand S, the Huawei Ascend D2 looks thicker, possibly because of its massive battery which has a capacity of 3000mAh. It had been previously observed by Shine Wong, writing for GizmoChina, that the handset resembles the Apple iPhone 5.
Purportedly, the Huawei Ascend D2 will boast of a 5-inch FHD touch screen display with a resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels. Said kind of display is also found on the ZTE Nubia Z5. Under the hood, it will come with a Hisilicon K3V2 quad-core processor working with 2GB of RAM. Its main camera packs a 13-megapixel image sensor. The smartphone will have Android 4.1 OS that is overlaid with some customizations from Huawei. Some of these customizations are visible on the leaked images. It is still unknown if Huawei is including a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Likewise, the storage capacities that the smartphone will offer are still a mystery. Rumors also suggest that Huawei will sell the device for RMB 3299 or roughly US$530.
The smartphone will be unveiled during CES 2013 in January. It will likely be showcased alongside the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet, another 1080p device from the China-based electronics company.