The latest kids on the block are smartphones with quad-core processors. LG, Samsung and HTC already have quad-core processor models on the market. Now, to add to your choice, here comes the Ascend D quad-core smartphone from Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant.
The Ascend D comes with a 4.5” screen 720 p HD touchscreen display. It is powered by Huawei’s own 1.2/1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system.
Huawei’s proprietary power management technology reportedly saves up to 30% in power consumption. This is an impressive feature, considering that there are four cores in the processor that, one assumes, would all be greedy for power. After all, what’s the point of having a quad-core processor if only two cores are going to be used?
The Ascend is also packed with a host of other features, such as an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 32-bit true colour graphic processor, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. If you’re thinking about video, yes, the Ascend can record full HD 1080 p video as well.
At the time of writing, there is no information available on pricing or exact release dates, although the second quarter seems to be the most likely timeframe. Huawei claims that the Ascend is the fastest smartphone out there at this time, but it is quite possible that by the time it is launched, someone else may have a faster model.