Quad-core Huawei Ascend D2 will rival Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Huawei is engineering a quad-core 5-inch phablet to muscle in on Samsung's turf
Huawei is preparing a 5-inch ‘phablet’ to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2.
The company unveiled the Ascend D2 at the end of October but didn’t reveal any specs. Now, however, the device has been put through some benchmarking on GLBenchmark.
The 5-inch LCD display has a 1920x1080 pixel HD resolution which matches HTC’s rumoured Deluxe phablet as well as other rivals. This could mean a pixel density of around 440 pixels-per-inch (ppi).
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the operating system of choice and it’ll apparently be overlaid with the Huawei Emotion UI.
It’s not entirely clear whether the Ascend D2 will simply be a large-screened phone or if, like the Galaxy Note 2, it will feature stylus input.
One press shot does show the device positioned in front of a box of pens and pencils, implying it may well have stylus support and be aimed at creative activities and PDA-like functionality.
The Ascend D2 is expected to appear in January 2013, likely debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).