Huawei releases super-fast Android

Smartphone makers are looking a little more spooked as the industrial might of China makes further inroads into the market.

Huawei has introduced what it calls the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor the beast comes with Android 4.0.

It also has Huawei’s proprietary power management system which, the company claims, can provide up to 30 percent in energy savings. We assume that is if you switch it on.

Huawei, along with ZTE, have been going great guns lately. Recently we reported how ZTE was releasing a fully-loaded Android superphone using Nvidia’s Tegra 2

Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device, pointed out that at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, his company showed off the world’s slimmest smartphone with the Huawei Ascend P1 S. Now he is at the 2012 Mobile World Congress with the Ascend D quad which he claims is the world’s fastest smartphone.

The Ascend D quad has a 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen, and a 32-bit true colour graphic processor. He claimed that the phone’s PPI 330 screen provides crystal clear display even under direct sunlight.

The phone also has Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology and an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities.

Yu claims that the Ascend D quad’s 1800mAh battery lasts for one to two days with normal usage.

The Ascend D quad series will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East in Q2 2012.