BARCELONA: Huawei kicked off MWC with a bang by launching what it claimed to be the world's fastest quad-core Android smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend D XL packs a the firm's own 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2 processor which the Chinese firm claims is faster than the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset.
Other key features of the Ascend include a 4.5in screen with 1280x720 resolution and 330 pixel-per-inch (PPI) count, an 8 megapixel camera with a BSI sensor and 1,800 mAh battery.
Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei claimed that the device is capable of outperforming all high-end devices on the market including the iPhone 4S, especially when it comes to graphics as it has 16 GPUs on top of the quad-core processor.
The device will start shipping in Q2, with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but Yu said that there will be a slightly cheaper 1.2GHz model available also.
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