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It was no surprise to see the world’s fastest smartphone launched at Mobile World Congress last night. More surprising was that it came from Huawei. Their Ascend D quad uses a proprietary quad-core chip and power management system.

Chinese communications technology solutions provider Huawei last night introduced the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by the Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and claiming ‚the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones‚ , the Ascend D quad runs on the Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei’s proprietary power management system, which provides up to 30% in energy savings.

‚We’ve listened to people’s top demands from smartphones: speed, long-battery life, high quality visual and audio capabilities, and a compact, lightweight handset. The Huawei Ascend D quad exceeds these expectations,‚ said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. ‚In January at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, we achieved a world record for the world’s slimmest smartphone with the Huawei Ascend P1 S. We are proud to once again introduce a world-first at the 2012 Mobile World Congress with the Ascend D quad, the fastest smartphone.‚

The Ascend D quad sports a 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen, and the industry’s most powerful 32-bit true color graphic processor. Its PPI 330 screen provides clear display even under direct sunlight, and is complemented by its Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology. It offers an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities.

The Ascend D quad comes with an 1800mAh battery, which it says lasts for one to two days with normal usage. The smartphone’s prowess is enhanced by Huawei Device’s proprietary power management technology which provides a longer battery life of up to 30% compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs. It also ensures higher chipset performance and efficiency by maintaining a low chip temperature.

Measuring 64mm narrow and 8.9mm slim, the Ascend D quad has an ultra-thin frame, with the lightweight and compact 4.5-inch touchscreen seeming to vanish into the edge, creating an ‚infinity‚ feel and allowing an exceptionally narrow body.

As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei also introduced the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery which provides two to three days of normal usage. With the same specifications as the Ascend D quad, the Ascend D quad XL measures 10.9 mm slim. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery.

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. The Ascend D1 will be available in the above markets from April 2012.

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