The most powerful Android smartphone announced by Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei, the Ascend D1 Quad XL has been unveiled for the second time this year, at IFA 2012 trade fair, in Berlin, Germany.
Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL was announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, though the company did not mention anything regarding the phone’s exact release date or pricing options.
We’ve been invited to attend Huawei’s conference press here at IFA 2012 and learned that the Ascend D1 Quad XL will hit shelves in October for a suggested retail price of 449 EUR.
The smartphone will be equipped with a Huawei
’s own K3V2 quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which will be complemented by 1GB of RAM.
Furthermore, the Ascend D1 Quad XL will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, and will boast a stunning 4.5-inch IPS+ capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution.
Although the smartphone packs only 8GB of internal memory, it comes with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
On the back, Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL boasts an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, dual-LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for self-portraits and video-calls.
It also comes with all sorts of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi, HSPA (21Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), as well as Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA and GPS.
The handset maker also confirmed plans to release Android 4.1
Jelly Bean updates for one or more devices, though it did not mention any particular model that will get the upgrade this year.
However, we expect Huawei to offer an upgrade to Jelly Bean to all Ascend D1 Quad XL owners as soon as the smartphone goes on sale.