In addition to the Ascend P7, Huawei will also launch the Ascend D3 at some point this year. As far as we (don’t) know, this model could launch from the floor of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona… or not.
We do know that the D3 could easily be more powerful than the P7. While the latter is targeting a mainstream audience, the D3 is more of a geeky device with better hardware and not that fancy design. That’s, at least, the way we see things.
According to Unwired View, the Ascend D3 could sport Huawei’s own octa-core chip, HiSilicon Kirin 920, clocked at 1.8GHz. This SoC will rely on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, combining four faster (Cortex-A9) with four slower (Cortex-A7) cores. We would like those faster cores to be Cortex-A15, but I guess Huawei is still not there.
Other D3 specs apparently include a 16-megapixel camera on the back, 5-inch full HD screen and a 6.3mm-thin body. If this phone is not too expensive, Huawei may have a winner at its hand, one that could easily sell in millions of units. We’ll see…