New images of Huawei Ascend D2 leak: Looks like Frankenstein’s iPhone Galaxy X


The Huawei Ascend D2 is gearing up for its CES 2013 debut in a few weeks but before we could even get our hands on it, the company’s flagship device seems to have popped up in a handful of leaked pics. Announced back in October, the Huawei Ascend D2 is the successor to the Ascend D1 and features a slew of top of the line specs. Notably a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and Jelly Bean. All of this running off a beefy 3,000mAh battery. Intrigued? So was I…. until I saw what it looked like.

A mishmash of bits and pieces from from some of the most popular smartphones in the world, Huawei’s Ascend D2 might take home the Ms. Congeniality award. Your eyes will no doubt notice a metal band along the edges of the device complete with billet drilled speaker on the bottom. iPhone, anyone? The plasticy white front mirrors that of an LG or Samsung device, and on the back there’s big camera nipple similar to the one found on the HTC One X (although HTC’s nudity is more classy). It’s all of these design choices that give the Huawei Ascend D2 our unofficial title of “iPhone Galaxy X.”

We’ll reserve judgment until we can get the final product in our hands. With CES 2013 just a few more weeks away, it wont be too much longer. What do you guys think of the design? Perhaps we’re being a bit too “iPhone sensitive?”

[via Unwired View | ITHome]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. What happens when you add LG Prada + GS2 + iPhone

  2. I am not a fan of the home keys taking up real estate. Makes a 5 inch screen into a 4.6 inch (or so) screen.

    1. and in return you have less bezel.

      1. I think putting capacitive keys where the bezel should go is the best idea..

        1. Quite being a hipster and let the future come!

          1. The future? Putting the buttons on the homescrean was a step back into the past. Let’s make 4.8 inch large screens then take up a good portion of the bottom of the screen with a big thick ugly black bar taking away from the usable screen. Not only that, the buttons burn into the screen.
            Ya very smart and futuristic.

          2. Interesting opinion. Personally, I love that my buttons are now on the screen and have been asking for that for years. I love that they go away when watching a video or viewing a picture. I love that I can add, delete or modify them (rootef). The bezel on the GNex is small so that’s not an issue. And I don’t feel that I need a bigger screen so that’s not an issue. Anyway, just my opinion.

          3. Since you can modify the nav buttons you can make them smaller. That’s what I did with the nav buttons on my G-Nexus. Different size depending on the orientation of the phone. Very small when on landscape and half the regular size when on portrait not to mention that I added 2 extra buttons.

          4. Absolutely! I made mine smaller and red (to match my overall color theme). I also added the search button – something that has been removed from most phones. I also added long press options to my buttons – long press search brings up voice, long press home to bring up Handcent, etc.

            I’m pretty sure anyone who is complaining about on-screen buttons is not rooted or doesn’t know how to change them.

          5. Um… You do know with the onscreen buttons it becomes lyk a 4.3-4.5 inch phone. Something that’s been a true standard for quite sometime.

            Had the buttons been on the device, I’m sure it would have been a 4.3-4.5 inch screen. So…?

            I mean I see no difference. I for one don’t mind those 30 pixels being taken up. Seeing as I have over 1000 more to use. =.S

            And also, I NEED the search button. Laugh at me if you want, but most apps I do not know how to search in because I’m so used to pressing my search button. What can I say, I’m spoiled. LoL!!

            And you really need to calm down. I had on screen buttons on my Epic 4G Touch at one point. Just to try it out. The screen did shrink, but guess who didn’t really notice it since it doesn’t take all that space? You must be an artist or something to notice that space missing. Ugly is your opinion, but it doesn’t take that much space. -_-

          6. Your not the only one in the past. Stuff burning into screens was fixed a long time ago.

        2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

          Putting the navigation buttons on the homescreen was the worst idea by the Android team. They take up so much real estate…the usable area of Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 4 is no bigger than the iPhone 5’s screen. Put the capacitive buttons back on the bezel where they belong, especially since the bezel chins are not getting any smaller.

          1. You do know the S3 has capacitive keys and no onscreen buttons right.

          2. I meant to say Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 4. Typo, fixed thanks.

          3. I have a galaxy s3 now and miss my gnex onscreen nav keys every day. They go away during anything important and they can be modified to any order, color, Size, and amount. Imho way better than a physical button and capacitive buttons that can’t be changed.

    2. Exactly! I hate home keys on the screen.

      1. You can modify the nav buttons you can make them smaller. That’s what I did with the nav buttons on my G-Nexus. Different size depending on the orientation of the phone. Very small when on landscape and half the regular size when on portrait not to mention that I added 2 extra buttons.

  3. More like “iPhone Galaxy Note X”.

    1. Why not iPhone Note X? It’s easier on the tongue.

      1. iGalaxy X?

  4. Huawei Ascend D2 Specs | Technical Datasheet |
    Specs are decent enough, on par w/the other mfgs flagship phones.Definitely worth a look….

  5. Good specs like the big battery. Not a fan of the design personally, hope this won’t backfire Apple and Samsung both are the champions of patent litigation. Not sure if it’s worth the risk to challenge the big league.

    1. +1 On the battery & SD CARD slot.However, I don’t believe
      APPLE will go near HUAWEI w/a 10ft pole w/a lawsuit.As for SAMSUNG,I don’t see anything here warranting a lawsuit.

  6. I busted out laughing when I saw “camera nipple”

    1. I knew Chris wrote this article as soon as I read that.

      1. Same thing!! Chris..u r the darling of Phandroid!!

  7. thank god the little guys like Huawei and ZTE are pushing the envelope with better specs (bigger battery etc.). Hopefully this will force the big guys like samsung and HTC to follow suit!

    1. If you think Hauwei is “little” you don’t know much about them. They’re basically sponsored by the Chinese government.

      1. haha good point. By “little”, I was referring to their presence in the US. Leave it to us Americans to be egocentric lol

        1. The term is ethnocentric….

    2. Now if they could only push that whole “trustability” envelope….

  8. looks like GS3. Nice specs. Need to get some of this brand in the U.S.

  9. I think it looks cool! Mostly happy someone is using SD card
    Need to push memory on phone and fight back against the lame clouds

  10. Not cool

  11. You shouldn’t have mentioned anything Apple related to the design… already their webcrawlers have found this article and drafted up the lawsuit!

  12. It looks very nice IMO.

  13. So the One X, Galaxy S2 and an iphone 4 had a threesome?

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