Huawei's 5-Inch Ascend D2 Takes The Scene With A Killer Screen

Huawei isn't the biggest player in the phone game, but it's making moves to step up. Huawei's taking another stab at high-end relevance with its new Ascend D2, which looks like it could be a nice device if it isn't plagued by delays.

The D2 rocks a 5-inch 1080p edge-to-edge display with a ludicrous density of 443ppi, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 13MP camera, and a 3000mAh battery that boasts an (alleged) two-day battery life. It's also extremely water-resistant and survived a serious splashing on stage. It's an Android Jelly Bean device with built-in augmented reality navigation capability and split-screen multitasking.

In short, the Ascend D2 to is more phone than its predecessor in just about every way, and looks to be trying to hang with the big names in the smartphone arena. But considering how long it took the D Quad to get to market, you might want to meter your expectations. The HUAWEI Ascend D2 will be on sale in China in January 2013, and in Japan in the future. We have no idea on Australia (yet), but it's likely places like MobiCity will start importing it early.

Technical Specifications • Operating system: Android 4.1 • User interface: Huawei Emotion UI • Dust and water resistant: IPX5/4 • Camera: 13.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR, and 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing camera • Video: 1080P video recording and video playback • Screen: 5-inch FHD IPS+ 1920 x 1080 443 PPI Super Retina LCD touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® glass • Display: DLNA • Weight: 170g • Dimensions: 140 mm x 71 mm x 9.4 mm (5.5 inches x 2.8 inches x 0.37 inches) • Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Balong V7R1 • Battery: 3000 mAh (Typical Value) • Standby time: up to 6 days on WCDMA • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR • Network: supports UMTS bands 850/900/2100 MHz; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz • Memory: 2 GB RAM and 32GB ROM • Audio: 3.5 headset connector • Supports: Gyroscope, GPS/GLONASS • Compatibility: supports AVI, MPEG4, mp3, AAC+, Enhanced AAC , and reading and editing Microsoft Office and Adobe documents through Polaris Office • Pre-installed games: Six Guns • Colors: available in Crystal Blue and Pure White