Production delay for the world's fastest smartphone

Some of you may remember Huawei’s surprisingly beautiful answer to quad-core smartphones at MWC this year. The Ascend Quad D is a device which sports Huawei’s own chipset which has been benchmarked and proven to being superior to Apple’s A5X and Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipsets, but that superiority means nothing if the production hasn't happened yet.

The device will enter production in August, which is a little behind schedule according to comments from the chief of the company's consumer business group. It would seem that Huawei is currently experiencing "technical problems" with its ambitious K3V2 system-on-chip, but the research and development team is well underway to get things ready as fast as possible.

Main chipset aside, the Ascend D Quad sports a 4.5-inch, 720p display and a rear-facing 8-megapixel setup capable of shooting 1080p video and a more standard-issue 1.3-megapixel job on the front. It also weighs in at 4.6 ounces and is 8.9mm thick, pretty much matching HTC’s One X.

The Ascend Quad D will natively run the AOSP Vanilla version of Android which will make it the only phone to do so aside from the Nexus devices.

Via: The Verge
Source: Weibo

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By the time it comes out for consumers the iPhone 5 will be out...We'll see if it's still the fastest

Rudy said,
By the time it comes out for consumers the iPhone 5 will be out...We'll see if it's still the fastest

Just presuming that it would iphone5 would be slower than this one but regardless of that people will still by iphone... thats how people are.

Rudy said,
By the time it comes out for consumers the iPhone 5 will be out...We'll see if it's still the fastest
Apple isn't going to be able to increase the processor speed by much AND integrate LTE... unless battery life isn't a concern.

remixedcat said,
now with 30 minute battery life!

Its 20 minutes, you forgot about the spying tech baked into the chip.

Competition is always welcome. I know Huawei is well known in a few other countries, not so much here in the US. It'll be interesting to see how well it does if it's SOC is truly that powerful. Honestly I didn't know they made SOC's. Hmm, this little Chinese company could make things get a bit more interesting. From what I've gathered it's quad-core (4 64bit CPU's) with the GPU having 16 cores. Something like 30% less power usage but ~50% faster on the CPU side.

For such an ambitious product from a company that (As best I know) doesn't have the processor experience of some of these other companies, I'm not really surprised. August isn't too bad though, I'm sure it will be a successful product.

M_Lyons10 said,
For such an ambitious product from a company that (As best I know) doesn't have the processor experience of some of these other companies, I'm not really surprised. August isn't too bad though, I'm sure it will be a successful product.

Even though I laud Huawei's efforts, I still won't buy their products come what may, because I live in a suspicionland .

sanke1 said,

Even though I laud Huawei's efforts, I still won't buy their products come what may, because I live in a suspicionland .

They stole Cisco IOS and rebranded it as thier own for thier routers.

remixedcat said,

They stole Cisco IOS and rebranded it as thier own for thier routers.

I saw the same answer in another article. Do you work for the cisco or something?? Beside I've heard huawei's router's software is very crapy.. does that mean cisco's os is crapy too?? whats cisco ios?? i didnt get the ios part may be i need to google

ultimatescar said,

I saw the same answer in another article. Do you work for the cisco or something?? Beside I've heard huawei's router's software is very crapy.. does that mean cisco's os is crapy too?? whats cisco ios?? i didnt get the ios part may be i need to google

That's what I was thinking too. All you hear is how crappy Huawei's router software is... Now, having used Cisco products, I can say that I don't find their software to be particularly good, I find this to be an odd thing to want to claim responsibility for. LOL

ultimatescar said,

I saw the same answer in another article. Do you work for the cisco or something?? Beside I've heard huawei's router's software is very crapy.. does that mean cisco's os is crapy too?? whats cisco ios?? i didnt get the ios part may be i need to google

Cisco Internetworking Operating System... it's their OS that powers thier ENTERPRISE routers. Huawei ripped off it for thier routers to use as thier own router OS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...ntellectual_property_rights will show what they did.

This has nothing to do with apple so far as code is concerned. However apple did license the name off Cisco to use for thier phone OS.... however the code shares nothing.

and no I do not work for Cisco.

Edited by remixedcat, Jun 26 2012, 4:58pm :

remixedcat said,

Cisco Internetworking Operating System... it's their OS that powers thier routers. Huawei ripped off it for thier routers to use as thier own router OS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...ntellectual_property_rights will show what they did.

This has nothing to do with apple so far as code is concerned. However apple did license the name off Cisco to use for thier phone OS.... however the code shares nothing.

and no I do not work for Cisco.

Okay so they copied the cisco internetworking operative system but the article is about cell phone with android so google copied it too??? or am i missing the point? And when we say copying we all know by now that where apple and microsoft got their os from but then who care.. certainly not me.. we should end this discussion.

M_Lyons10 said,

That's what I was thinking too. All you hear is how crappy Huawei's router software is... Now, having used Cisco products, I can say that I don't find their software to be particularly good, I find this to be an odd thing to want to claim responsibility for. LOL

Please don't confuse the Cisco-Linksys router software with Cisco IOS those are two completely different animals. Cisco IOS is for the enterprise routers. I agree the Cisco-Linksys router software is crap but the IOS is ok.

ultimatescar said,

Okay so they copied the cisco internetworking operative system but the article is about cell phone with android so google copied it too??? or am i missing the point? And when we say copying we all know by now that where apple and microsoft got their os from but then who care.. certainly not me.. we should end this discussion.

I said this because the company is not to be trusted. They have spying tech as well.

remixedcat said,

I said this because the company is not to be trusted. They have spying tech as well.

What kind of spying tech? I wouldn't trust Huawie either.

remixedcat said,

Please don't confuse the Cisco-Linksys router software with Cisco IOS those are two completely different animals. Cisco IOS is for the enterprise routers. I agree the Cisco-Linksys router software is crap but the IOS is ok.


Enterprise? ALL cisco routers have it on, I've got 3 basic cisco routers that cost £10 each and they've got it on.
Anyway IOS is pretty darn awful, I'd like to decompile it one day and find where the FBI backdoor is in it and find out how it works (yes there IS a backdoor in all cisco routers, you need to be law enforcement and contact cisco to get a one-use code or something, they've got a page on their site about it)

sanke1 said,
Did I just read "Run the AOSP Vanilla Android"? Holy Batman's unholy cow!!!!!

They could be on to a winner with this. Hopefully it allows updates to be delivered in a more timely manner than skinned devices.