Huawei Likely to Launch Ascend D Quad in July , Production to Begin in June

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While many are waiting to get their hands on Huawei's first quad-core smartphone, the Ascend D Quad, the Chinese mobile website CNMO has revealed that it may take the company another three months to begin mass production of the device. So, it's unlikely the device would start shipping before July.

The phone will come with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor that has been developed by Huawei in-house. There has been excitement in the market considering the handset looks poised to take on HTC’s One X, with the Tegra 3 chipset, and Samsung's Galaxy S III, with the company's quad-core Exynos processor. The latest reports about a possible July launch have put a damper to that excitement. In fact, with both Samsung and HTC expected to launch their upcoming quad-core devices before July, Huawei may end up losing a lot of ground by the time the Ascend D Quad actually hits shelves.

Differentiating itself from the other phones would be a task the Huawei would have to be prepared for. Or is the company planning to win consumers with a really attractive price? We don't have details of that yet but what we do have is a handful of specs, which may give you a reason to look forward to hearing more about the device soon:

* Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
* A 4.5-inch IPS HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution
* Wi-Fi
* HSPA+ 21,
* A 8MP camera as well as a 1.3MP front-facing snapper
* Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus technology
* 1 GB RAM
* 8GB of internal storage
* A MicroSD card slot

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