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Huawei announces Ascend D Quad and Quad XL

Huawei also has their own set of Android smartphones that feature quad-core chipsets, namely the Huawei Ascend D Quad and the Ascend D Quad XL — both running on a totally new Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor.

Unlike Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor or NVidia’s Tegra 3 processor, Huawei customized their own chips based on ARM’s Cortex A9 architecture.


Of the two, the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL is the faster and more powerful one.

Huawei Ascend D Quad XL specs:
4.5″ IPS+ LCD display @ 720×1280 pixels @ 326ppi
Huawei K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 HS
HSPA+ 21Mbps
8MP autofocus camera w/ dual LED flash
1080p video recording
1.3MP front-facing camera @ 720p
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus
2500mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

With the biggest capacity battery, the Ascend D Quad XL is only 10.9mm thin but the slimmer Ascend D Quad is pretty thin at 8.9mm (uses the slower 1.2GHz quad-core processor and just 1800mAh battery).

If Huawei could just push this product locally and sell it between Php20k to Php25k, then there might just be a market for it. Unfortunately, their track record for releasing their products in the Philippines isn’t that polished so I have doubts if they will ever release this locally.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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18 Responses

  1. Ven Francis says:

    the quad mobiles are coming out….

    i hope SG3 will be quad too pwning them all…even iPhone 5

  2. simplynice93 says:

    Looks like Apple’s rivals are releasing powerful smartphone to get the Apple market/customers before the launching of the iPad3. This phones are really hard to resist!

  3. majin boo says:

    Kahit namna quad core ang phone, nasa user pa din yan kung panu mo iutilize yung processing power ng phone mo, quad core nga, pang txt lang naman at picture, fb, etc.. wala din kwenta.

    mas important ang battery life, next processing power then memory capacity.

  4. nicer says:

    pang show off na phone ang quad core, wala lang show off lang hehehehe yun lang wala nang iba.

  5. benchmark says:

    I agree with majin boo, what’s the use of speed kung call and SMS lang ang gagawin mo, or kung mag net ka man, para san pa ang speed ng phone mo kung mga telco dito eh hinde din makapagbigay ng mabilis na speed ng mobile internet.

    Though I have a dual core phone Droid Razr, I am happy with it.

    Porobably it’s all about WANT and to be on TOP of the line lang talaga.

    Plus siguro sa requirements na lang din ng OS, kaya nagpapataas sila ng speed.

  6. memedroid says:

    i guess it’s because the ICS requires more processing speed, i tried ICS on Eclipse, it’s too damn slow, but on Froyo it’s good (in dev mode).

  7. garz says:

    I really don’t find anything worth using the ‘quad-core processing’ for… These are just phones after all. It’s not like you need to run Photoshop or Maya of Final Cut on the go.. Battery life will still be the main concern here.

    But I’ve got to admit, HTC One X looks awesooome!

  8. sylv3rblade says:

    Eclipse the IDE or phone?

  9. memedroid says:

    IDE, i tried it doing a test app.

  10. pinoy persuasion says:

    Tama. I think they should also focus on the camera. Afterall, a really powerful cameraphone is a must in this Facebook, Instagram era.

  11. Roegan Taron says:

    Good point. I agree with you. Battery life is very important. You don’t need quad core for communicating and web browsing. It’s not like you open a lot of apps all at the same time.

  12. jaiconruedas says:

    Huwag tayo magsalita ng tapos. Quad core no need? Parang telephone dati nung naimbento may mga nagsabi di na kailangan ang ganung tech.
    Ganoon din sa quad core. Maaaring di mo siya kailangan ngayon, pero ito ang future. Dati 512mb is enough ngayon 4gb is still not enough.
    We consumer should be happy to where tech goes on. Better battery life? Patient is a virtue. If you know what I mean.

  13. gir says:

    it says HSPA+ 21mbps, so does this mean we can use this smartphone just like a pocket wifi (e.g.E586)? if so how many devices do u think can connect to this?

    • 21mbps? says:

      Sir, it just shows the maximum internet speed that it could contain/handle. It also depends on the speed of the network provider of your phone.

  14. kikomachine says:

    how about this phone? http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/productFeatures.do?pinfoId=3266&directoryId=6001&treeId=3745&tab=0 this one fro huawei is also something to look forward kahit hindi sya quad core.. IMO..

  15. kikomachine says:

    how about this phone? http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/productFeatures.do?pinfoId=3266&directoryId=6001&treeId=3745&tab=0 this one from huawei is also something to look forward kahit hindi sya quad core.. IMO..

  16. denz says:

    magkano po ung ascend quad?

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