Huawei’s Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate Receive Approvals in China

No info on when they might arrive on shelves has been unveiled so far

By on January 16th, 2013 01:21 GMT

Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei is gearing up for the launch of its latest high-end Android-based smartphones on the local market, and has already received the necessary approvals for them, it seems.

Both Huawei Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate have been approved for use in China, after being officially introduced last week at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Apparently, Ascend D2 was approved in the country with model number D2-0082 attached to it, which is different from the D2-2012 model that will arrive on shelves at China Telecom.

As for the larger Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone, only one model has received approvals in the country, namely MT1-U06.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Huawei unveiled the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch touchscreen display on the front, capable of delivering a full HD resolution.

Furthermore, the handset packs a 1.5GHz Hi-Silicon K3V2 quad-core processor inside, complemented by 2GB of RAM for increased performance capabilities.

The phone’s specifications list also includes a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back and a 3,000 mAh battery inside, as well as Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform, with Huawei’s Emotion UI loaded on top.

Huawei Ascend Mate, on the other hand, is currently the largest smartphone on the market, with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display on the front (capable only of a 720p HD resolution).

The mobile phone also packs a 1.8GHz Hi-Silicon K3V3 quad-core processor inside, along with 2GB of RAM, and the same Emotion UI loaded on top of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

Furthermore, the new phablet sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with full HD video recording, as well as a 4,050 mAH battery inside, which should deliver increased usage time.

According to Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu, the company will try to make Ascend D2 available for purchase in China for less than 4,000 Yuan (around $650 / €485), while aiming at keeping Ascend Mate’s cost below 3,000 Yuan (around $485 / €365).
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