Posted by: Brett
It was Huawei’s turn at Mobile World Congress and they played some pretty good cards. They have a new processor of their own and three new, powerful additions to the Ascend line of devices, as well as a tablet. Huawei hasn’t really knocked the socks off of the industry as of late so I’ll see how they do after the break.
K3V2 Quad-core Application Processor
HiSilicon has announced a new processor for Huawei (it’s essentially their own processor) and it’s a powerful one. It’s a quad-core chip with four ARM Cortex A9 cores with a 16 core graphics processing unit. Huawei says it’s the fastest CPU and GPU compared to other processors around.
Ascend D Quad
The D Quad is Huawei’s first device to run on their new K3V2 quad-core processor with max speeds of 1.5 GHz with 1GB of RAM. The device has a 720p 4.5 inch display with a somewhat astonishing 330 ppi (pixels per inch), which is 4 ppi greater than the Retina display, making it the clearest display. The back contains the 8MP camera and the 1800 mAh battery, all powered by Android 4.0
Ascend D Quad XL
The Quad XL is the exact same as the above D Quad, but with a larger, 2500 mAh battery. A version with a 3000 m Ah is said to be expected.
The D1 is also the same, spec-wise, as the D Quad, but uses a TI OMAP 4460 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz.
MediaPad 10 FHD
The MediaPad 10 FHDis the “world’s first quad-core 10 inch tablet”, as claimed by Huawei, although there is also the ASUS Transformer Prime which came before the MediaPad 10 FHD, so I’m not exactly sure why Huawei would say that. Nonetheless, the FHD contains Huawei’s own K3 quad-core processor, a 10 inch display, a massive 2GB of RAM (the first device with 2GB of RAM), LTE connectivity, an 8 megapixel camera, and Android 4.0. Huawei says it will be available during Q2 of this year.