While Huawei is preparing to showcase the international version of the Huawei Ascend D2 in next year’s CES, a press photo of said phone has emerged in a leak via Unwired View. The photo shows the Emotion UI that allows Huawei to give its own touch to Android. As for the version of Android, the handset will arrive with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard. At this point, it is still unknown whether Huawei will upgrade it to Android 4.2.
The device which has been nicknamed the “Dream Phone” sports one of those 5-inch displays with a 1080p resolution that are so popular these days. Inside, it is powered by K3V multi-core processor by Huawei itself, running at 1.5GHz. Also onboard is a 3,000 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera on its rear plus a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Huawei Ascend D2 is expected to compete against the likes of the LG Optimus G, LG Nexus 4, HTC M7, Oppo Find 5, Pantech Vega R3, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S IV and third-generation Samsung Galaxy Note.
This smartphone is different from the typical devices that the China-based phone maker had been releasing in the past. Huawei was known for producing budget devices with low-end to mid-range specifications. It appears, however, that it now wants a departure from that image, and is ready for loftier ambitions.
Apart from unveiling the international version of the Ascend D2, Huawei will also reportedly take the wraps off a Windows Phone 8 handset called Ascend W1. It will be the phone maker’s first Windows Phone 8-based smartphone.
Meanwhile, the price of the international version of the Ascend D2 remains to be revealed. It should be noted, however, that Huawei Senior Vice President Richard Yu has expressed his concern over the handset being too expensive because of its high-end specifications.