Huawei’s plans for the CES are not new to us. The Chinese manufacturer plans to launch at least three new smartphones during the course of the event, with each having a unique edge to it. One of them is the Ascend Mate which features the 6-inch 720p display panel and is all set to be the largest phablet in the market. The second is the Ascend D2 which is a 5-inch 1080p smartphone following in the footsteps of the HTC Butterfly and the Oppo Find 5. The last one is the company’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone known as the Ascend W1. Huawei will become the fourth manufacturer to launch a Windows Phone 8 device, so this should provide a decent boost to the WP8 marketshare. And now, we have some early press shots of the all three smartphones, courtesy of @evleaks.
These images tell us that the Ascend W1 will be launched in multiple colors which include black, white, pink and blue (probably cyan). There’s no image of the front of the smartphone, so we’ll have to wait until CES to check that out. Also revealed is the massive 6-inch phablet, the Ascend Mate. From the official Huawei press image, it is clear that the Ascend Mate is huge! If you thought the Galaxy Note II was too big for you, then you can imagine what the Ascend Mate would do to you. Of course, phablets like these will find a market given its hardware specs and the company’s popularity in developing nations. The bezel area on the side is minimal, which is a neat addition too.
Then comes the Huawei Ascend D2, which is the company’s beloved flagship and with good reason. This particular droid comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, with a pixel density of 440 ppi. We’ve heard these particular dimensions hundreds of times now, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to people in sync with the mobile industry. It is however quite a remarkable feat for Huawei to come up with a smartphone when HTC and Oppo are the only companies with a 1080p smartphone in the market right now.
Huawei is certainly on the right track to get its products in the market and what better place to showcase its products than at the CES convention in Las Vegas. Let’s hope we get to see more innovation from lesser known companies at CES. While the event might not be host to a lot of smartphone related announcements, there will be some pretty cool tech stuff on offer.