The competition on the phablet market is picking up as 2013 approaches, with more and more companies launching or preparing to launch high definition 1080p devices. Huawei has also joined the race with its Ascend D2, which is scheduled to be officially unveiled next week during Consumer Electronics Show. The rumors about the handset are now accompanied by a few pictures leaked recently.
The images show the white version of the Chinese company’s first phablet with a HTC One X style camera, a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a loudspeaker at the bottom, and the lock button and a SIM card tray on top.
The Huawei Ascend D2 will come with 5-inch 1080p display and will be powered by a Hass K3V2 1.5 GHz quad-core processor made by Huawei, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 megapixel rear-facing snapper. The device will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Other features, such as the existence or lack thereof of LTE, on-board storage or microSD support are kept secret so we will have to wait for CES to find out more.
The Huawei Ascend 2 will be selling for 3,299 yuan in China, which would translate into around $525.
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