Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL: high-end smartphone in France but affordable

Huawei has recently benefited from a press conference in Paris to announce the marketing in France of its first high-end smartphones that build on their good price / performance ratio.

Now that he has invested in the European market with mobile phones marketed white label, usually the colors of the operators, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei competition the big names with its own brand. He follows in the footsteps of HTC, which manufactured such as Orange SPV ten years ago!

He thus launches in France the “Ascend D1 Quad XL”, an Android smartphone with similar specifications to that of last the market leaders, but at significantly lower rates.

It sports a great start for IPS display with a diagonal of 4.5 inches with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), but presumably without Gorilla Glass. It also houses a SoC K3V2 home, combining four CPU cores at 1.4 GHz and sixteen GPU units. The amount of RAM and storage memory are not disclosed, but we know it has a microSD slot. The back sensor is a CMOS rétroexposé to 8 megapixels, probably shooting in Full HD, the front 1.3 megapixels. He finally has a comfortable battery 2600 mAh.

The “Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL” will be released in mid-November by The Phone House retail price of 450 euros naked. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S III or the HTC One X are sold 530 and 480 euros. There are too many better and cheaper smartphones, such as Xiaomi Mi-Two, but they are not distributed in France.