Huawei (along with ZTE) is trying to regain the trust of the American government and, by extension, the American people. Regardless of the hubbubs that are going on behind the scene and on Capitol Hill, let’s just hope that Huawei is not in cahoots with the Chinese government in trying to spy on the US. Why you say? It is because of devices like Huawei’s rumored Ascend D2 that we don’t want Huawei to be guilty of any conspiracies.
The rumored Huawei Ascend D2 is an Android phablet that features a 5-inch 1080p display. Samsung may have been the brand to push the phablet craze, but it certainly won’t be the only company to ship tablet-esque smartphones in the coming months.
Smartphone manufacturers like LG and Oppo have launched smartphones that boast displays with a lot of screen real estate as well as high resolution. The Oppo Find 5 was recently launched in China, and will make its way to the US and other countries in the coming months. LG, on the other hand, have already received some good press reviews for its Optimus Vu, and Samsung has followed up its popular Galaxy Note with the Note II.
Calling phablets a craze is certainly somewhat of an understatement as many of these devices have sold in the thousands and millions of units. Therefore, it is only proper that consumers who want to have a 5+ inch smartphone have a wide selection to choose from.
The Huawei Ascend D2 is a feature packed device that will give even Samsung’s Galaxy Note II a scare. Under its shell, the Ascend D2 has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor (probably Huawei’s in-house K3V2) to power Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 13MP rear camera for taking pictures and shooting videos (1.3MP front), and a hefty 3000mAh battery to get you through the day.
Keep in mind that the above specs are not yet confirmed as a Huawei spokesperson has explicitly said that the “product details from anonymous sources are incomplete and inaccurate,” and that people can expect an official announcement about the product itself in January 2013.