The Huawei Ascend D1 Launches in China and is set to Spread Its Love To Additional Markets in the near Future
Huawei is back at it again pumping out an amazing high powered device, just not stateside. Ask any average American what they think about Huawei and you might get a rather perplexed glare and similar answer. But narrow that sample size down to say, Cicket and Metro PCS customers only and you may get answers like, “yea, they make my T-Mobile Prism” or “sure, my Huawei Activa 4G is awesome”. Stateside the company is best known for its entry level smart phones that usually get carrier branded, but internationally there knee deep in the awesomeness and the newly launched Huawei Ascend D1 is evidence of just that.
The under achieving cousin to the amazingly high powered Ascend D Quad has just been released into the wild and it’s got a lot to live up to. Huawei’s D series, otherwise known as Diamond devices were shown off at this year’s MWC. Back in May one of Huawei’s Diamonds, the Ascend D1 made its way through the hall’s of the FCC, if for anything to prove its worthy-ness on the likes of At&t and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ networks. Unfortunately for anyone interested in a ma’bell or magenta based D1 may be forced to import. The company announced on Monday that the Huawei Ascend D1 will go on sale in China today and will then be made available to Russian carrier LANCK Telecom in August with other markets to follow shortly their after. While the Ascend D1 is no quad core toting power house, it surely holds its own. It starts with the likes of a Go 4.5 inch Super IPS+ LCD touch screen that offers up an excellent 720×1280 pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch and is protected by the likes of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Internally the Ascend D1 will surely hold its own with a TI OMAP 4460 1.5 GHz dual core processor, that is backed by the likes of 1 GB of RAM , 8 GB of internal storage and of course expandable micro SD memory option up to 32 GB. Around back of its freakishly familiar build is a strategically placed 8 mega pixel camera that can easily record video in 1280X720 HD resolutions, while up front a 1.3 mega pixel sensor provides your video conferencing needs. Additional details give the Ascend D1 a rather slimming build that clocks in at 8.99 mm thin and weighs a mere 132 grams. Power will be provided by an 1800 mAh battery, while connectivity includes, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g,n, micro USB and HDMI via micro USB. The Ascend D1 will be running with Android 4.0 ICS out of the gate and sums up to a rather solid smart phone. Anyone interested?
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