Huawei Gearing to Launch 6 New Devices Starting Next Month

It appears that despite the spite with the US government earlier last month, Huawei is going strong and is taking on Giants in the smartphone market – specifically Android smartphones – in China.  Companies such as ZTE and Lenovo which are considered the leaders in the market are getting a run for their money especially with Huawei’s plans to introduce not one, not two, but six new smartphones in the market starting next month.

Huawei is focused on taking over the Asian smartphone market, maybe even invade the European and the European and the North American markets with their new smartphones that include Android and Windows phones smartphones.  The rumor has it that the company is going to introduce 4 new Android smartphones and 2 new Windows Phones soon.  Here are the rumored specs of the new devices set to come as early as next month.


Huawei Ascend Mate

The Huawei Ascend Mate had been rumored to come earlier this year, then the rumors died down, surfaced again, and went quiet again.  This time, we have more than the rumors – there are specs too.  The Mammoth 6.1 inch Android smartphones is said to come with a full 1080p display, a 1.8 GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, a whopping 4,000 mAh battery pack and is just under 10mm thick.  I am not sure whether this is a smartphone, a phablet or it should just be marketed as a mini-tablet.  Wherever it falls, it is a powerful gadget that beats even Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.


Processor: 1.8GHz K3V2 Quad-Core

Operating system: Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Display: 6.1 inch 1080p

Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 or 64GB internal storage

Battery: 4,000 mAh


Huawei Ascend D2

This phone has already made an appearance – it was officially announced by Huawei a couple of weeks ago and is set to enter the market early 2013.  The 5 inch smartphone has quite some decent specs that rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note II including a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, a 13 megapixels rear camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and a 720p HD screen.  The phone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly out-of-the box but there are no news yet whether a 4.2 update will be available after (or before) release.


Processor: 1.5 GHz K3V2 Quad-Cores CPU

Display: 5 inch 720p HD

Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Cameras: 13 megapixels rear, 1.3 megapixels front

Battery: 3000mAh


Huawei Ascend P2

Coming after the Ascend P1, the Huawei Ascend P2 is rumored to have an improved 5 inch screen and not the 4.3 inch screen the predecessor has and a quad-core processor.  Other sources however say that the P2 will have a screen less than 5 inches but with improved resolution, most likely with HD capability.  Other specs include 1GB RAM, the same 8 megapixels camera the P1 has and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

This is an image of the Ascend P1. The P2 is expected to bear a close resemblance.


Processor: Quad-core (clock speed and make unknown)

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Display: 5 inch or less 720p screen

Memory: 1GB RAM, no information on internal memory yet.

Cameras: 8 megapixels rear, 1.3 megapixels front


Huawei Honor 2

Of the 6 new devices from Huawei, the Honor 2 is the most likely to come to the market before the end of the year.  The phone sports a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 4.5 inch screen and is said to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.  What is disappointing though, besides the Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean operating system, is the 8GB internal memory the phone has.  With impressive features including the powerful processor and the 8 megapixels camera, you would think 8GB is a thing of the past and phones should now be coming with at least 16GB onboard memory.  Well, Huawei claims this phone should provide as much as 7 hours standby time on single battery charge, we do not know what capacity the battery is though.


Processor:  K3V2 1.4GHz quad-core

Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Display: 4.5 inch 1,280 x 720 pixels (326ppi density)

Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (with microSD card slot)

Cameras: 8 megapixels rear, 1.3 megapixels front


Most of these specs are based on rumors, but most rumors often come out true.  We are not sure whether or when Huawei will launch these devices in the North American market especially with the spat the company had with the US and Canadian governments (read it here).  We hope they will be bringing them to our markets because more devices means more options and stiffer competition for the manufacturers.