CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei has told us that its first quad-core smartphone, the Ascend D Quad, won't be released in Europe until October.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad was first given an outing at Mobile World Congress back in February, where it was touted as the "world's fastest smartphone". However, it's unlikely to live up to that claim when it finally appears, as Huawei has told The INQUIRER that it won't be arriving in the UK until October, despite original expectations for a second quarter release.
A spokesperson said, "Huawei Device will begin shipping the Ascend D quad to China from the end of August, and to Western Europe from October."
This means that the Huawei Ascend D Quad will have to compete against the next-generation Galaxy Nexus and Apple Iphone devices, which despite its decent specifications it's probably going to struggle to do.
As well as having a quad-core processor, the device will tip up running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - which will be obsolete once the handset is released in October. There's also a 4.5in HD screen, an 8MP camera with HD 1080p video, a 1.3MP HD video calling camera and an 1800mAh battery.
Huawei was unable to announce the handset's pricing or a release date. µ