As was revealed at last week's CES unveiling in Las Vegas, the Huawei Ascend D2 is ready to go on sale in China. The China Mobile version of the 5-inch, 1080p-screened smartphone went on sale today for 3,990 yuan ($642) direct from Huawei's Vmall.com outlet, which is giving away a free 5200mAh external battery with each device.
A word of warning to importers, though -- this is the dual-SIM CDMA (yes, CDMA with a SIM) version, so if you want to use it overseas you'll need to hold out for an unlocked GSM version.
The Ascend D2 replaces last year's Ascend D Quad series, and packs a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a new stainless steel-based chassis that Huawei touted at great length at CES. What's more, it's water-resistant too, as Huawei boss Richard Yu demonstrated by pouring a jug of water over the thing at last week's presser. On the software side, you're dealing with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, skinned with Huawei's MIUI-like Emotion UI.
For more on the Ascend D2, be sure to check out our hands-on coverage, and video, from CES 2013.
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
Lol. Still can't get the D1 Quad from MobiCity (the au site, not the same-named, unrelated american one), amazed to find this is already out, and will probably beat the D1 to market/availability. This is probably using most of the same guts as the D1 (processor wise), just with a fistful of bolt-on upgrades. For those interested, according to another reputable site, this phone has 13 mpx cam on the back, 3000mah battery, no card slot.
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