Huawei has promised us big things in 2012 as it looks to raise its profile and become one of the key players in the high-end smartphone market.
And in the Ascend D1 Quad - announced today at Mobile World Congress 2012 - it's certainly delivered, with Huawei claiming that the quad-core beast is the “world's fastest smartphone”.
The D1 Quad first came to our attention a few weeks ago under the name Ascend D1 Q, with hints of a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 720p display and Android Ice Cream Sandwich certainly getting our attention.
And if anything, we're even more impressed now that we have the full details. That quad-core processor is very much present as expected, while 32-bit true colour graphics processing should look a treat on the D1 Quad's 4.5in 720p touchscreen with its 330ppi pixel density, which Huawei claims you'll be able to see clearly even in direct sunlight.
The camera is an 8-megapixel effort, with the obligatory 1.3MP front-facing cam and 1080p video recording. Audio lovers, meanwhile, will be treated to Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart voice technology.
The standard Ascend D1 Quad will feature an 1800mAh battery, but Huawei has also detailed an Ascend D1 Quad XL variant that delivers a larger 2500mAh cell, though this does impact on the handset's overall dimensions.
Alongside its quad-core duo Huawei has also dished up the Ascend D1, which features a more modest dual-core chip inside, and will presumably come in a bit cheaper than its quad-core compatriots.
And when exactly will that be, we hear you ask? Huawei is claiming April, though it has yet to announce any network partners.