Huawei’s first quad-core smartphone, the Ascend D Quad introduced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, will hit shelves in July according to Chinese website CNMO. The phone is set to go into mass production a month prior in June, giving the D Quad a bit later of a start than most expected. The handset’s processor was developed in-house by Huawei and will compete head to head with the Tegra 3 chipset found in HTC’s One X and the quad-core Exynos processor developed by Samsung, which should debut in the Galaxy S III.
If Huawei holds true to its reputation, it could find an advantage over more recognizable brands with an aggressive pricing model. This may not be as easy to accomplish compared to previous offerings given the mobile manufacturer’s latest flagship features high-end specs that include a 4.5-inch 720p display, 8MP camera, and 1GB of RAM. The Ice Cream Sandwich phone will launch during a summer season chock full of quality handset releases.
[via Unwired View]