Huawei Ascend D Quad delayed until August due to SoC issues

When the Huawei Ascend D Quad was introduced this past February in Barcelona we didn’t think we’d be waiting until the summer months for its release. But it got pushed back to a possible July date, and we thought its arrival was almost certain.

Now, more bad news puts the release date at some point in August. Huawei themselves have confirmed that their own-built quad-core chipset has encountered some technical difficulties.

For that, the delay isn’t too surprising considering that’s the most important component for any phone, but we’re no less disappointed. Huawei had a real opportunity to supplant itself as a premium OEM with this release, but their inability to get the device out in time seems to be hurting that chance.

Quad-core options powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 have since been available in other OEMs’ handsets, and we’re sure Qualcomm is not too far behind with their own.

Huawei may still have one of the most powerful devices when it launches, but we can’t imagine anyone waiting for the phone are willing to wait much longer considering the options HTC and Samsung are coming to town with. [CMNO via Unwired View]

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  • gun2hd

    Isn’t that the HTC HD?

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      No.

  • youareme7

    Once someone said “D Quad” sounds like Dickwad, you’ll always hear that when you read about it. lol.

  • IronHorse01

    If its not Samsung HTC or moto no thanks

  • jimmy

    Perfect phone for Lord Farquaad.

  • http://twitter.com/Enki_Gilbert Enki

    This phone would’ve toppled the S3 with ease, but Huawei have since blown their chance to be #1.
    This phone has it all, and more (It’s 64 bit for starters…), it’s just that the Camera is no longer acceptable for a late 2012 release, so they’ll have to up that to a 10 or 12 BSI, I already got stuck into them about it a few weeks ago, and I say if they can change a chip, they can change a camera. (currently 8mpx BSI, and according to a review, slightly inferior to the iP4′s)

    If everyone could nag @HuaweiDevice to upgrade the camera on the D Quad to a 12mpx BSI, that’d be fab, a group effort can make sure this phone is not laughable upon release.