Huawei quad HD smartphone rumored for late summer/early fall
Huawei brought a lot of new gear to show off at MWC 2014, including its unusual TalkBand B1 convertible smartwatch, but not everything we were hoping to get news of ended up making an appearance; for instance, the Ascend D3 was nowhere to be found. Today we get an update on when the D3 might finally arrive, and also hear a rumor about Huawei’s first venture into smartphones with 2K quad HD displays.
Supposedly, a 2K Huawei handset is in the works for a launch sometime in September. It would have a five-inch display (with much higher density than a six-inch 2K panel, like we’ve seen from Vivo), be powered by an octa-core HiSilicon K3V3 SoC, and retail for about $630. We don’t have a name just yet, but this may be a member of the Ascend D-series.
As for that D3 (with a 1080p screen), we might be looking at a wait of another few months before it’s ready to hit shelves, and sales are rumored to get underway in China sometime in June. Before that happens, though, Huawei may launch the Ascend P7, with this one expected for May. We’ve been waiting a good long while for the P7 to arrive, and the last we heard had it pegged for sometime in April – but we suppose May’s close enough for us.