Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei officially unveiled at CES 2013 in Las Vegas a new high-end device in the Ascend D series, and has already started to offer the device in its homeland country, as of January 16.Dubbed Ascend D2, the new device is now available in China with support for CDMA2000 networks, with makes it fit for use on China Telecom in the country.
Contract-free, the smartphone sports a price tag of 3,990 Yuan (about $640 / €480), with 32GB of internal memory and with support for two SIM cards.
Huawei made the announcement on the device’s availability through Sina Weibo. The smartphone can be seen on this page on vmall.
The Ascend D2 was unveiled at CES as a flagship smartphone from Huawei, with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS display on the front, and a quad-core HiSilicon K3V2 processor, clocked in at 1.5GHz.
The handset packs 2GB of RAM inside, along with the aforementioned 32GB of internal memory, while also sporting a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with BSI sensor and support for full HD video recording.
There is also a front camera for users to enjoy video calling while on the go, along with a 3,000 mAh battery that should deliver increased usage times, while also charging faster than rival devices.
At the moment, the new mobile phone is powered by Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, with Huawei’s own Emotion UI loaded on it.
Following the handset’s availability in China, Huawei should start pushing it to other markets around the world, starting with Japan, as Android and Me notes in a recent article.
The smartphone should arrive on shelves in Europe in the coming months, and might be released in North America as well, although the company has yet to confirm any specific plans on the matter.