Huawei has their fair share of budget smartphones, but in terms of a flagship that’s up to date like the rest of the quad-core powerhouses out there, Huawei is lagging behind somewhat.  The quad-core Ascend D1 was supposed to see the light of day in early 2012, but problems with the chipset caused the launch to be pushed back by several months.

Huawei has their fair share of budget smartphones, but in terms of a flagship that’s up to date like the rest of the quad-core powerhouses out there, Huawei is lagging behind somewhat.  The quad-core Ascend D1 was supposed to see the light of day in early 2012, but problems with the chipset caused the launch to be pushed back by several months.

Ensuring that consumers get a quality device deserves some praises, but quite frankly speaking, the delay of the Ascend D1 just isn’t good business for Chinese phone maker.  The market is now flooded with quad-core flagships like the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, just to name a few.

The specs of the Ascend D1 can’t be overlooked, but again, the market has so much to offer and Huawei missed out on the early bird special when it delayed its flagship.

While we’re on the topic of competition, the quad-core Ascend D1 will cost more than comparable devices.  People who have been waiting it out for the D1 to finally appear are expected to shell out 2699 yuan (~USD $425)—which, if launched on time, would have been a competitively priced device.  Albeit, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is retailing for around $500-700 without a contract, so if you look at that as the price point comparison, then the price of the Ascend D1 quad isn’t that bad.

Announced for shipments on September 12, the quad-core Ascend D1 will come with a 4.5’’ 1280×720 (330ppi) IPS display, a 1.5GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor, an 8MP rear/1.3MP front camera, 8GB of internal storage, a 2600mAh battery, and Android ICS to boot.

Let’s see if the quad-core D1 will be able to grab a decent amount of customers, but it is more likely that the firm will make little to nothing off of the upcoming flagship.

Source: IT168