Huawei introducing Diamond series of high-end smartphones at MWC

Huawei’s announcement of the uber-thin Ascend P1 S at CES wasn’t a fluke, according to remarks by device chairman Richard Yu. Speaking to TWICE, Wu revealed that Huawei will be introducing a “Diamond” series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress, devices that will surpass the hardware power of the Ascend P1 S. The news comes as the manufacturer best known for budget-priced handsets aimed at the international market begins to shift its focus towards competing head-to-head with the big boys. This means strapping on the big boy pants, and Huawei is already one leg in after their showing at CES. Will the new handsets be thinner than the P1 S? It’s a possibility, but a focus on more powerful hardware might see the Diamond devices go in a different direction. Could quad-core processing be in Huawei’s future?

[TWICE via The Verge]

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  • billcollier

    I believe 2012 will be a year for the consumer simplefying not only the number of their devices, but also mainstreaming their uses, trimming the fat so to speak.

    I would be curious to know how many apps fall off as unsucessful. Its obvious which data phones fall by the wayside.

  • james

    I can see it now Apple’s gonna sue them for infringing on on Samsung’s design which infringes on their’s….

    • bluevoodo

      Yeah you need to give that a rest, yes apple sucks and all but to your remark made you look bad.

  • surethom

    Instead of even thinner Android phones in 2012 can we pleas have bigger battery’s and some with Xenon flash on a few aswell.

  • Release Date Guru

    Come to think of it, the Android OS, the Nvidia Tegra chipsets and standardized screens should make it easier for new players to enter the high-end market, right ?

  • GiqueGEAR_Todd

    That’s a nice looking phone.  If Sprint takes them on, I’d give them a chance.