Huawei unveils Ascend D1 quad XL, Ascend G600


Yesterday, in an exhibit held at the Cyberzone in the SM North EDSA Annex, Huawei launched their two newest smartphones—the Ascend G600, which is also known as the Honor 2, and the quad-core Ascend D1 quad XL.

The D1 quad XL boasts of a quad-core HI3620 processor clocked that is able to power the 330-PPI display. The device runs on Android 4.0 ICS.  With the 1280 X 720 HD screen (measuring at 4.5 inches) and the Dolby-powered speakers, you’ll be able to get a pretty good audio-visual experience. From what we’ve seen, the display is amply clear and most of the elements onscreen are still visible even under bright lights.

The device weighs approximately 145g and measures 64.9mm wide and has a slimness of 11.5mm. It is a dual-camera device, with the front camera hosting 1.3 megapixels and the rear camera being able to shoot stills at 8.0 megapixels and videos in Full HD. It hosts 8GB of memory, which is expandable to up to 32GB via microSD.

At the launch, Yugatech founder Abe Olandres shared his take on the Ascend D1 quad XL, and noted that the device had exceptional battery life and an ultra-quick boot time at around 5 seconds. Other features include the earSmart voice processor and access to a cloud service.

The Ascend G600 (Honor 2) was also launched as a successor to the Ascend Honor, rocking a 4.5-inch IPS display screen shielded in Gorilla Glass. The device is powered by Android 4.0 ICS and a dual-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz.

The Honor 2 wields an 8-megapixel camera out back and a VGA front-facing camera as well. It also has DLNA connectivity, in addition to its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. It hosts 4GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD.

Both devices will be available by next week. Prices have not been specified, but our guess is a little over PHP 20,000. When you purchase within the holiday promo period (December 11-January 11), you’ll be getting a free limited edition Ascend track jacket along with the Ascend D1 quad XL, and an Android Christmas pat light with the Ascend G600.