Huawei is looking to make a big push into the international market with their latest crop of smartphones. One of those handsets was introduced at Mobile World Congress. The Ascend D Quad utilizes a quad-core processor developed in-house by Huawei and comes along with the claim that it is the “world’s fastest” smartphone. Just what areas of the world will be up for comparison hasn’t been so clear.
Speaking with PocketLint, Huawei reps confirmed that the phone is “absolutely” on track for a release in the UK along with an assumed Chinese release. No details were provided on when that would occur, but it will be in good company. Huawei also has plans to release the ultra-slim Huawei Ascend P1 S and its beefier counterpart the Huawei Ascend P1 in the UK as well. The latter could launch as soon as July.
The trio of handsets are among Huawei’s first real forays into the high-end handset market and are designed to compete head-to-head with offerings from already established manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC. Only time will tell if the Chinese manufacturer can carve out a name for itself on a global scale.