Huawei’s high-end yet affordable quad-core phone – the Ascend D1 to hit Australia

Huawei just announced the introduction in Australia of it’s famous quad-core Android smartphone – the Ascend D1.

“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,” according to marketing manager, Poh-Lee Koh. “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.”

This high-end but affordable phone, features a 4.5 inch touchscreen with 720p high definition. Under the hood, you’ll find Huawei’s own quad-core 1.4GHz processor, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Huawei claims that their own UI will provide users an experience close to Nexus devices. In addition, thanks to their proprietary power management system, the Ascend D1 will have a battery that can last up to two days on normal usage with the 1800mAh factory battery.


The Huawei quad-core device features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera as well as a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera that can capture 1080p HD videos.

Basically, this phone has it all, the look, with a slimness of only 8.9mm; the power, with its quad-core processor, and the price for only $499. But is that good enough?

According to critics, it seems like the Huawei Ascend D1 is really a good quality phone at a rather affordable price. The only problem I see for now, is how Huawei is going to manage future Android updates as it is releasing the D1 with a soon to be outdated software. Will it keep up to Android software updates? Hopefully they will, as it would be such a shame to neglect such a nice phone. Don’t you think?