Huawei Launch Event At Mobile World Congress : February 26, 2012
 
9:14 - We are still waiting to be seated; the company now expects the event to start at approximately 3:45.
 
 
9:45 - The event is finally ready to start. Jon Briggs will serve as the voice and "independent moderator" for the session.
 
9:48 - Huawei chairman Richard Yu takes the stage for the "fastest quad-core smartphone" launch.
 
9:49 -
 
 
9:52 - The Ascend family will include Y, G, P and D series. Today's launch is the D, which stands for diamond.
 
9:54 - Huawei K3 AP (application processor) chip combines four cores with 16 GPU cores.
 
9:56 -
 
 
 
 
9:57 - Claimed to be 49% faster than dual-core smartphones. Charts show the phone beating the Transformer Prime and Galaxy Nexus in Nenemark 2 and Basemark ES 2.0-Taiji benchmarks.
 
9:59 - "Most compact" phone with 4.5-inch screen, with a thin bezel around the display.
 
 
10:00 -
 
 
10:04 - Phone features Huawei's own earSmart voice enhancement and noise cancellation technology.
 
 
10:05 - The Ascend's display is said to be bright in the sun, while the pixel density is slightly higher (330 PPI) than the iPhone (326 PPI).
 
10:05 -
 
 
10:08 - Display offers 32-bit color, while the camera sensor is backside illuminated for improved sensitivity.
 
10:09 -
 
 
10:09 -
 
 
10:14 - The phone is further claimed to be the most power efficient. A demo shows the Ascend lasting longer than the Galaxy Nexus, though the competing phone is not named. An 1800mAh and 2500mAh battery will both be available, 1-2 days estimated usage for the former and 2-3 days for the latter.
 
 
10:14 - The "XL" variant with the larger battery is said to be no thicker than the basic edition.
 
10:15 - The Ascend D quad and D quad XL will be sold alongside the D1, which offers a dual-core processor. Customers also will be able to buy the quad in white.
 
10:16 -
 
 
10:19 - The company is not yet announcing pricing information.
 
10:20 - The D1 will support LTE, however the D quad will not. The company expects a Q3 or Q4 release, for markets across the globe.
 
10:21 -
 
 
 
10:26 - The company will offer two clock speeds, 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz depending. No exact estimate on power consumption differences between both chips. "No big difference."
 
10:30 - The company is unwilling to answer a direct question from an attendee about the design partner for its K3 chipórumors pointed to NVIDIA's Tegra 3.
 
10:34 - The Ascend event has come to an end, but check back to our main page shortly for a hands-on preview of the new device.
 
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