Huawei have announced that Ascend D1 Quad will be available from today at JB Hifi with a RRP of $499, however checking their website they are currently selling for $488. The D1 Quad is only available outright and has no carrier plans attached which has been the case for most of the Huawei phones released so far.

The Ascend D1 Quad is the first phone to run their own K3V2 Quad-Core CPU which they developed in-house. Huawei promises that the K3V2 CPU promises up to 30% power savings. Speaking about the handset, Marketing Manager for Huawei Device, Poh-Lee Koh advises that

The Ascend D1 quad is Huawei’s most powerful smartphone ever released in Australia, delivering the most advanced quad-core processor technology while actually increasing energy efficiency. This device utilises Huawei’s own in-house chipset integrated with Huawei’s own power management technology, leading to significant improvements in media consumption, multi-tasking and productivity. Whatever you do on your smartphone, the Ascend D1 quad lets you to do more, do it faster, and do it for longer than ever before.

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad Specs :

  • 4.5” HD (720×1280) IPS+ display (330PPI)
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core K3V2 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB Storage with microSD Card Slot
  • 8MP autofocus BSI Rear Camera with LED flash and Front Facing 1.3MP Camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0, MicroUSB (MHL), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS
  • Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1800mAh Li-ion Battery
  • 129.9×64.8×8.9mm @ 130grams

In terms of Specs, the Ascend D1 Quad has a big hill to climb going up against the likes of the Nexus 4 at $399 running Jelly Bean out of the box, although the CPU has been hyped up. We’ll see if we can get our hands on the D1 Quad and test if for ourselves, until then you can check it out in JB Hi-Fi stores or on-line from today.

Source(s): Huawei, and JB Hifi
  • Sean Royce

    At least this way they won’t be locked to carriers and they can push the updates straight to the phones. I Samsung and HTC offered this by default.