While its Ascend D Quad will not be out until August, or maybe even September, Huawei has another high-end Ascend D smartphone that’s ready to hit the shelves: the Huawei Ascend D1.
The D1 isn’t too different from the D quad, the only major change being that it comes with a dual-core processor (1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460) instead of a quad-core one. Other than that, it features Android 4.0 ICS, a 4.5 inch IPS+ HD display (made by Toshiba), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, HSPA, GPS, Dolby Digital Plus sound, 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and an 8.9mm thin body.
According to ePrice, the Huawei Ascend D1 will be available in China starting tomorrow, July 5, for 2,499 CNY (about $393). There’s no word on when it will be released in other markets. The handset will most likely support Huawei’s new Emotion UI, although we don’t know if it’s going to have it at launch.