Finally, a launch window for the world's fastest smartphone

MCW 2012 saw the unveiling of the world's fastest smartphone from Huawei and since then we have been comparing it with Apple's iPhone and other high end smartphones. The only thing which we didn't know was the launch date as Huawei has been experiencing production delays due to "technical problems" with it's own K3V2 chip; the device was expected to start production in August.

New reports from The Inquirer suggests that the Ascend D Quad won't be available in the European market until October. As reported, the device would be first available in China towards the end of August followed by the Western European market in October. Which means Huawei might be planning to compete with the next iPhone or Nexus device with it's decent specification.

Featuring Ice Cream Sandwich with a 4.5-inch HD display and a 8MP rear camera capable of recording 1080p videos and a 1800mAh battery, the 'so tagged' world's fastest smartphone, may become obsolete, depending upon what it's competitors bring out during the time of it's release. Knowing that, the pricing and proper launch date are yet to be announced by Huawei.

Source: The Inquirer | Image Credit: T3

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I could read into this line a lot "world's fastest smartphone from Huawei" could mean the worlds fastest phone is from them, or it's the worlds fastest phone in the Hauwei line of products *lol*

neufuse said,
I could read into this line a lot "world's fastest smartphone from Huawei" could mean the worlds fastest phone is from them, or it's the worlds fastest phone in the Hauwei line of products *lol*

It has only one meaning, because in the latter example the word "world" would not be used, as it goes without saying.

Who says it is the fastest smartphone? Where is the clock speed, how many cores, is it Cortex A15? Surely you aren't taking the manufacturers word for this claim?

Enron said,
Are these the phones that send all your data to China?

Yes. I have a Mercury made by them and the mystery firmware updates along with heavy duty CIQ loggers really make you wonder if it's the carrier, them or both.

Hahaiah said,

Yes. I have a Mercury made by them and the mystery firmware updates along with heavy duty CIQ loggers really make you wonder if it's the carrier, them or both.

I was thinking about getting the Huawei Honor until I re-read what you had said about these loggers ...

I think on that basis, I'll refrain from any Huawei phones until there's clarity over these loggers, whether included by the manufacturer or carriers ...

Also read somewhere this phone had a staggering price tag - over 400 quid for a Huawei ? ... seems a bit steep...

Tai said,

Also read somewhere this phone had a staggering price tag - over 400 quid for a Huawei ? ... seems a bit steep...

400? That's hua-wei too much.

Enron said,

400? That's hua-wei too much.

Yup ... on the other hand, I might get one, fill it up with military secrets & rocket specs, & hope they assign a cute female PLA officer to me with legs up to her neck .. then it'll be a bargain !

ManMountain said,

I've never noticed any lag on ICS 4.0.4 nor on Jelly bean 4.1 on my Nexus.

google does, hence project butter or whatnot... nice to have official confirmation on android being a laggy crap

Morden said,

google does, hence project butter or whatnot... nice to have official confirmation on android being a laggy crap

Terrible that Google attempt to optimise the GPU and CPU to work independently, providing a more fluid UI experience. Still my comment stands, there was no visible lag to me on my Nexus running 4.0.x. The code refinement's in JB are welcomed though

gzAsher said,

Sadly, it still lags.
As compared to?... Oh the iPhone, right. Last one I used took it's sweet little time opening up messaging, the browser, email, plenty of things. Oooooo the swiping between screens is "buttery smooth". Wow, you've really got something there. Because that's the most important aspect - how smooth is swiping between screens.

Morden said,

google does, hence project butter or whatnot... nice to have official confirmation on android being a laggy crap

And I guess Apple thought so two when it added more cores to their already fluid devices.

Google never admitted any lag...they said things could be better and ICS was a big step towards that. JB is even better.

Cant wait until the lag argument is invalidated and people shut up about it. Hoping JB is it and it is looking promising. Those, I am still sure people will use it to argue about still. Have not experienced really any lag in ICS stock...cept maybe contact scrolling and pics here and there. Though, I have seen the same lag in iOS.

Phones have got to the point where power is 2ndary, how they perform in real life is the test for me.

Real life as in how they are to use daily for things you really do every day, what they are like to hold and use. previously even getting to the camera app on most OS's was a wee chore. Not something to do in a hurry. Of course they all have that fixed now (sweep up on iOS and a variety of things on WP/Droid) Even calling is something ignored nowadays, how easy is it to hear the other person? Is the mic any good? Key features of a phone that are left off a lot of "reviews" by fanboys of each ecosystem. It seems to me that there is a massive dick waving contest out there, it consists of an iPhone and a galaxy whilst everyone laughs at the lumia.

Did it cross anyones mind about every OTHER windows phone beside nokia isn't gonna get an update? Is there NO other phone besides the galaxy to go to way against an iPhone? RIM was right in their campaign, WAKE UP people!

Really getting bored of people posting "comparisons" of iPhone 4 vs 4S and iPhone vs android, I mean really, is that 50ms extra load time in a web page REALLY going to kill you day as much as to buy buy brand X over brand Y? really? Perhaps if it was a second or two, perhaps if the browser crashed or was hard to use but 50ms is **** poor nit picking.

Still, I am glad to see competition, competition drives genius and makes the world a better place. The future holds exciting things!

Auzeras said,
Did it cross anyones mind about every OTHER windows phone beside nokia isn't gonna get an update? Is there NO other phone besides the galaxy to go to way against an iPhone? RIM was right in their campaign, WAKE UP people!

What have you been smoking? All other Windows Phone are getting 2 updates before the end of the year and Lumia will be getting updated nokia apps. And RIM telling us to wake up? Lol, yeah wake me up in a year when BB10 is out if the company is not dead by then.

Auzeras said,
Phones have got to the point where power is 2ndary, how they perform in real life is the test for me.

Real life as in how they are to use daily for things you really do every day, what they are like to hold and use. previously even getting to the camera app on most OS's was a wee chore. Not something to do in a hurry. Of course they all have that fixed now (sweep up on iOS and a variety of things on WP/Droid) Even calling is something ignored nowadays, how easy is it to hear the other person? Is the mic any good? Key features of a phone that are left off a lot of "reviews" by fanboys of each ecosystem. It seems to me that there is a massive dick waving contest out there, it consists of an iPhone and a galaxy whilst everyone laughs at the lumia.

Did it cross anyones mind about every OTHER windows phone beside nokia isn't gonna get an update? Is there NO other phone besides the galaxy to go to way against an iPhone? RIM was right in their campaign, WAKE UP people!

Really getting bored of people posting "comparisons" of iPhone 4 vs 4S and iPhone vs android, I mean really, is that 50ms extra load time in a web page REALLY going to kill you day as much as to buy buy brand X over brand Y? really? Perhaps if it was a second or two, perhaps if the browser crashed or was hard to use but 50ms is **** poor nit picking.

Still, I am glad to see competition, competition drives genius and makes the world a better place. The future holds exciting things!

If you get a smart phone then you need to realise that battery life is going to take a hit. Especially if you want the fastest and 'slimest' phone on the market.

well, pretty soon we will ditch netbooks and start using ultraphones connect to a external display for surfing...
I'm thinking that the technology nowdays is having a major changes on consumer options and uses of the tech's available...