Huawei Ascend D Quad and Quad XL landing in August. In China

Huawei Ascend D Quad and Quad XL landing in August. In ChinaOnly five minutes ago I was screaming: “Where the hell’s the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad?” See, it launched at Mobile World Congress in February, but still ain’t available to purr-chase. Now we have an answer. Of sorts.

The Huawei Ascend D Quad and Quad XL are reportedly set to hit shelves in August. Well, over in China, at least.

The news comes via CNMO and a presumably accurate translation from the guys at Unwired View.

Both the Huawei Ascend D Quad and Quad XL will be available in black or white when they hit China. No word on a UK release date just yet. Price, too, remains a mystery.

What are we waiting for? Huawei Ascend D Quad specs include a 4.5in IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), and 8GB internal storage with microSD support.

Somewhat confusingly, the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL isn’t a larger-screened Ascend D Quad, and doesn’t pack LTE. Instead, it has a meatier battery (2,600mAh), and hence a chubbier body. We like.

Glancing around at the usual suspects (Expansys, Amazon, Clove), it doesn't look like any UK retailers are willing to commit to a Huawei Ascend D Quad release date just yet. Hopefully we'll have an update soon.

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 17, 2012 at 14:08

I'm beginning to think that this phone was just a marketing tool (which never had any hope of a European or US launch), to get Huawei's name being used alongside bigger names like Samsung, Apple and HTC.

If so, I guess it kinda worked...

AhmadCentral  Aug. 17, 2012 at 15:48

True, i just hope they release an LTE version of this phone in the UK before other companies in a bid to be the first LTE handset in the UK.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 17, 2012 at 15:54

True, i just hope they release an LTE version of this phone in the UK before other companies in a bid to be the first LTE handset in the UK.
I reckon the UK's first LTE device will be crap, it'll be some no-name piece of junk which had an LTE radio shoved into it during production.

Either that, or the iPad 3's LTE will work with UK spectrum and therefore will become the UK's first LTE device by default.

Pondlife  Aug. 17, 2012 at 16:01

Well the latter isn't going to happen.
I think the big names will have plenty of time to get in gear for a launch of LTE phones, once it's finally sorted out in about 2017

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 17, 2012 at 16:06

Well the latter isn't going to happen.
I think the big names will have plenty of time to get in gear for a launch of LTE phones, once it's finally sorted out in about 2017

In all honesty, I don't even care about 4G. I'd rather have reliable, blanket 3G coverage, than another mobile data speed which will be only available in large cities and still be unreliable.

If I could get a guaranteed 3mbps via 3G wherever I was in the country, on any network, I'd be far happier than if we had 4G in the UK.

Pondlife  Aug. 17, 2012 at 16:11

That's not going to happen either lol

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 17, 2012 at 16:18

That's not going to happen either lol
I know, we'll have sh*tty, patchy 4G coverage, same as we do with 3G. Basically, it'll be a totally unreliable form of connection, unless you live in the middle of a large city and rarely leave said city.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 17, 2012 at 18:08

Come on guys. I use a 3G connection on this laptop and i get an excellent connection no matter whe

Pondlife  Aug. 17, 2012 at 18:20

So wish I could vote that up, very nice work :)

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 17, 2012 at 18:54

Come on guys. I use a 3G connection on this laptop and i get an excellent connection no matter whe
Bravo, Sir, bravo...that is the best comment I've seen in a long time.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 17, 2012 at 19:35

Thank you, Thank you! *Takes a bow* I'm here all night! Thank you! Thank You!

:P

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