Updated: Huawei Ascend D quad to be 'world's fastest smartphone'

It is quite hard to keep anything discreet nowadays, and Huawei has just experienced this issue. An advertising board at Barcelona Airport has started displaying a handset called the Ascend D quad. This hasn’t been showcased before, so the chances are; Huawei will make an official showcase of the device at its upcoming MWC press conference today. Its name suggests that this will be a quad-core smartphone and could be "the world's fastest smartphone".

Despite most smartphone manufacturers planning to use Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset, Huawei is rumoured to use its own quad-core chipset. This chipset is rumoured to be twice as fast as the Tegra 3 and includes optimized power management features.

What do you guys think? Has the Ascend D quad got your attention? Let us know your thoughts. We’ll learn more later.

Update: The D quad was showcased at MWC and sports a bright 4.5-inch 720p display. The device is 8.8mm's thick and supposedly; feels smaller in the hand than most 4.5-inch phones. The device also runs Google's stock Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) build.

Image credit: The Verge

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