Huawei does not leave any doubt that they strive for a top rank in the mobile phone business. In a pair of events they just launched two new quad-core phones. The first event took place in Shandong province. Here Huawei presented the new high-end of their product lineup, the Ascend D2 phone. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, features a 5 inch display (no details on the resolution, yet), 3000mAh battery, a 13 MP rear and a 1.3 MP front camera. This phone is going to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) right away.
In a second launch event in Beijing Huawei presented the Honor 2 (U9508) phone. The design of this new model is the same as the already available Honor+ models. It’s 4.5 inch IPS LCD screen shows 1280 x 720 pixels at the impressive resolution of 326 ppi. The phone is powered by a HiSilicon K3V2 Quad-core 1.4GHz processor that has access to 2 GB RAM. Pictures can be taken with an 8 MP BSI rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 MP front camera for video conferencing. Huawei advertizes a standby time of 72 hours from the included 2230mAh battery. So far only Chinese customers can order their phone for 1888 RMB ($300) starting November 1st. Fortunately Huawei plans to release the phone also to the US and Europe.