A regularly impressive notable presence at international tech trade fairs, Huawei unexpectedly hit the brakes during this year’s CES and MWC, showcasing but a few handhelds with middling or outright bizarre features. Also, one or two decent tablets, which ultimately weren’t able to save face.
But if you reckon Huawei is ready to throw in the towel and abandon its quest for global mobile supremacy, you might be in for a couple of surprises before long. May is said to bring about the oft-rumored Ascend P7, followed just a month later by the Ascend D3.
Looking even further down the road, another Ascend D model is allegedly in the works, this time carrying a Quad HD display. Granted, the… D4 (?) should only land in September, but odds are QHD, alternatively known as 2K resolution, won’t exactly become standard in the mobile décor by then.
Just look at Samsung, Sony and HTC. They’re all reluctant to make the move from Full to Quad HD. True, Vivo has already upped the ante, and Oppo may follow suit later this month. Yet the two are certainly not Huawei’s main rivals.
For now, let’s focus on the P7, the “true” P6 follow-up, expected with a similarly sleek, all-aluminum exterior, FHD screen and quad or octa-core processor. Meanwhile, the Ascend D3 is nearly guaranteed to pack one of Huawei’s homebrewed octa-core HiSilicon chips, along with 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE speeds and 1,080p display resolution.
Sounds a little underwhelming for a 2014 flagship phone, so Huawei intends to primarily focus on affordability, thanks to a hard to beat $470 price tag.
Via [Unwired View]