The Huawei Ascend D2 made its official debut at CES only eight days ago, but that’s certainly not keeping China Telecom from being the first mobile carrier to bring the phone to market. China Telecom will start selling a dual-sim equipped Huawei Ascend D2 tomorrow for ¥3,990 (roughly $640).
The price may seem a bit steep for a Chinese phones, but he D2 is running Android 4.1 and is equipped with Huawei’s K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display, 13 megapixel camera with BSI sensor, 32GB of internal storage and a 3,000 mAh battery, which Huawei claims is cable or recharging 25 percent faster than the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Huawei is expected to launch the Ascend D2 in Japan next, but a European launch should soon be on the horizon. Traditionally, Huawei’s North American offerings have been limited to low-end, budget phones. We have a feeling that’s going to change as Huawei shoulders its way into the premium handset segment.