China's Advancements in Mobile Devices

Discussion in 'China' started by cir, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    By Ian Hardy on February 26, 2012

    Bye bye Tegra 3 :rofl:

    [​IMG]

    Huawei has officially announced and introduced the Ascend D quad, dubbed as “the World’s Fastest Smartphone”. This will be available from April 2012 in the following locations: China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East… no details yet on Canada, but the press release was published on the Canada Newswire so it’s a good guess we’ll get this here.

    The specs are impressive and will certainly hel Huawei achieve a better brand perspective. Usually they have low end devices that have low specs, but the Ascend D quad is an Android OS 4.0 powered device that has a quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor, 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen display with (PPI 330). The good specs keep coming, 8.9mm thin, packed with a 8MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 1800mAh battery that Huawei says “lasts for one to two days with normal usage”.

    Huawei also introduced the a couple other devices, the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1. Both basically have the same specs, the Ascend D quad XL has a 2500mAh battery (two to three days of usage) and is 10.9 mm slim. As for the Ascend D1 runs, this is another OS 4.0 Android with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with a 1670mAh battery.

    All these devices are such a massive jump for Huawei. No word on pricing. For some reason there are no pics yet, only one that was taken from the show floor in Barcelona.


    Huawei Introduces the World’s Fastest Smartphone: The Ascend D quad
    With Huawei’s proprietary quad-core chip and power management system


    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2012 /CNW/ – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today introduced the world’s fastest quad-core smartphone, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by the Huawei’s K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and boasting the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones, the Ascend D quad expands the realm of possibilities for consumers with an Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei’s proprietary power management system which provides up to 30% in energy savings.

    “We’ve listened to people’s top demands from smartphones: speed, long-battery life, high quality visual and audio capabilities, and a compact, lightweight handset. The Huawei Ascend D quad exceeds these expectations,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “In January at the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, we achieved a world record for the world’s slimmest smartphone with the Huawei Ascend P1 S. We are proud to once again introduce a world-first at the 2012 Mobile World Congress with the Ascend D quad, the fastest smartphone.”

    The Ascend D quad is an entertainment dynamo with its 4.5-inch 720P high definition touchscreen, and the industry’s most powerful 32-bit true color graphic processor. Its PPI 330 screen providing crystal clear display even under direct sunlight, is complemented by its Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and Audience earSmart™ voice technology for an experience which excels across the senses. Its 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities enables you to record your special moments in clearer, richer detail.

    The Ascend D quad comes with an 1800mAh battery, which lasts for one to two days with normal usage. The smartphone’s prowess is enhanced by Huawei Device’s proprietary power management technology which provides a longer battery life of up to 30% compared to industry average by adjusting power consumption according to usage needs. It also ensures higher chipset performance and efficiency by maintaining a low chip temperature.

    Measuring 64mm narrow and 8.9mm slim, the Ascend D quad is proof that good things do come in small packages. With an ultra-thin frame, the lightweight and compact smartphone’s 4.5-inch touchscreen seems to vanish into the edge, creating an “infinity” feel and allowing an exceptionally narrow body.

    In addition to innovative hardware design, the Ascend D quad also has outstanding software design. In addition to its Android 4.0 operating system, the Ascend D quad optimizes the user experience, ensuring greater ease of use.

    As part of the Ascend D series, Huawei also introduced the Ascend D quad XL and the Ascend D1 smartphones. The Ascend D quad XL comes with a 2500mAh battery which provides two to three days of normal usage. With the same specifications as the Ascend D quad, the Ascend D quad XL measures 10.9 mm slim. The Ascend D1 runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and has a 1670mAh battery.

    The Ascend D quad series will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East in Q2 2012. The Ascend D1 will be available in the above markets from April 2012.

    Huawei officially unveils the Android OS 4.0 Ascend D quad, "the World's Fastest Smartphone" | MobileSyrup.com
     
  2.  
  3. mylegend

    mylegend Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    96
    Saw the new on cnet, Nice.
     
  4. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Gonna swap my Samsung Galaxy for this beauty as soon as it is available。
     
  5. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
    myLegend,you post is faster than me, but my post is more interesting than yours and military relevant, and my pictures is better.
    CCP stuff, always better than origianal, why Indian do not accept that our J10B/J11B are good.
    Chinese have not resource to provide people big house and high tax prevent us from getting good cars.
    but looks Chinese are doing good in smart phone market.

    1/ 1.5 Quad core, who it copy from?
    2/ 64bit processor , copy from PC?
    3/ 2500m-3000m ah battery, is this need copy?
    4/ 30% in energy savings using 20 years experience in communications, copy from Cisco?
    5/ Andriod 4.0 , Google allow they copy. this time , they don't mind sharing source code to indian and will not Obfuscated code.
    6/ Most important, it is a phone have best quality of connection , you can hear clear voice even in KTV. what's chinese are, KTV phone? and this is also copy from Cisco?

    and they are hiring and traning Indian sales now.
    it is say that they acutally have 2.0 GPU and 100% in enery savings, but it is not for sale, it is for Military.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  6. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Huawei releases quad-core smartphone with its own processor

    The K3V2 processor comes with four cores at either 1.2 or 1.5 GHz

    By Mikael Rick

    February 26, 2012 11:52 AM ET4 Comments.IDG News Service - Huawei has launched the Ascend D Quad family, which has an in-house developed quad-core processor, as the Chinese network equipment company tries to become a competitor in the high-end smartphone space.

    So far, Huawei has seen some success in the low-end smartphone sector, but at an event on Sunday at Mobile World Congress it was clear the company wants to move up in the world and compete with the likes of Apple, HTC and Samsung Electronics.

    The smartphones that will help the company do that are the Ascend D Quad and the Ascend D Quad XL, which both use Android 4.0, come with a 4.5-inch high-resolution screen and an 8-megapixel camera that can record movies at 1080p. Both phones also have 8 GB of memory.

    At first, the phones will only support 3G, but during the second half of 2012 the company will ship LTE (Long Term Evolution) versions, it said.

    But the most important part is the processor. The K3V2 processor uses a 64-bit architecture and a clock speed running at either 1.2 or 1.5 GHz, which will help make the Ascend D Quad family the fastest phones in the world, Huawei said.

    Besides performance, Huawei has put a lot of effort into improving the battery life, which is a weakness in current smartphones, according to the company.

    For example, both versions of the K3V2 processor can switch to a low-power option when users are doing less computing intensive tasks and then speed up when they are playing games. Huawei has also added some proprietary power management technology to improve battery performance, it said.

    The difference between the Ascend D Quad and the Ascend D Quad XL is the size of the battery -- 1,800 mAh versus 2,500 mAh. The bigger battery makes the latter model slightly thicker -- 10.9 millimeters versus 8.9 millimeters.

    Huawei's brand isn't well known among consumers, so the company has to make up for that with better performance, according to Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei Device, who also said that the company will put out a tablet, which will also have a quad-core processor.

    The products are impressive, and the use of Huawei's own silicon is a big step forward, according to Ben Wood, director of research at CCS Insight. Taking into account the performance combined with Huawei's aggressive pricing, the established vendors of Android-based smartphones should be worried, he said.

    Huawei didn't announce any pricing, but Yu said the phones will be 20 to 50 percent cheaper than competing products.

    If that becomes a reality, vendors like HTC and Sony should be nervous, according to Francisco Jeronimo, research manager at IDC. But a good product and price isn't enough; Huawei will also have to improve its brand recognition, he said.

    The Ascend D Quad family will be available in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East during the second quarter.

    Huawei releases quad-core smartphone with its own processor - Computerworld
     
  7. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
    cir,
    can you use 20 to 50 pc price advantage intead of "20 to 50 percent cheaper "? that means $100-300 money save!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  8. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Huawei launches Ascend D Quad, says it plans to treble sales in 2012

    by: Mitchell Bingemann From: The Australian

    February 27, 2012 2:17PM

    HUAWEI, the Chinese telecoms giant, is aiming to take a dent out of Apple's share of the burgeoning smartphone market, declaring it would treble its smartphone sales to 60 million this year as it launches the "world's fastest smartphone”.

    On the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Richard Yu, manager of Huawei’s devices unit, unveiled the company's newest entrant into the smartphone market, the Ascend D Quad, which he claimed had double the processing power of comparable smartphones in the market, such as the Samsung Galaxy, and a larger and sharper screen display than the iPhone 4S.

    The iPhone has 326 pixels per inch and a 3.5-inch screen, while the Ascend has 330 pixels per inch on a 4.5-inch screen.

    “That’s more than the human eye can process,” Mr Yu said, adding that the handset was also "49 percent faster than the fastest smartphone in the world".



    The phone, which will be available from April, also boasts a quad core processor, double that of current smartphones, which use dual core processors.

    Huawei, which forecast in April last year that it would boost revenue to $100 billion over five to 10 years, is hoping its new line of fast smartphones will help the company treble its smartphone sales from 20 million units sold last year to 60 million this year. In 2010 the company shipped just three million smartphone handsets.

    In comparison, analysts estimate that Apple captured about 50 per cent of all profits in the smartphone sector during 2011. Apple last month revealed a record fourth quarter in which it sold 37 million iPhones — 17 million more than it had ever sold in a quarter.

    Despite Apple’s dominance, Mr Yu said that Shenzhen-based Huawei had set its sights on being the leader in global smartphone sales.

    “We want to be the best performer in the industry, we want to be the benchmark,” Mr Yu said. “Our phone brand isn’t that famous, but our products should be the best ones.”

    The new handset marks a major push by the Chinese maker to market its brand in the high-end smartphone market. Previously better known for devices targeting the low-end market, the group is now in the process of transforming its target market.

    World wide smartphone sales grew 53.5 percent in 2011, making up 34 per cent of all mobile handsets sold in the year, said Informa Telecoms and Media, a research agency. It estimated that over one billion people would own a smartphone by 2013.

    The Ascend D quad will be sold in Australia starting next quarter. A version that works on networks based on the 4G or LTE network will be available in the second half of 2012, the company said.

    Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian
     
  9. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,613
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    :rofl: :rofl: - 60 million phones in first year. Nice one. Good luck.
     
  10. chengdusudise

    chengdusudise New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    60 million SMARTPHONES
     
  11. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,613
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    I'm waiting for reviews to ascertain real future of this smartphone. Many have come and gone.

    What is happening now is "counting the eggs even before hatching".
     
  12. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    9,252
    Likes Received:
    3,347
    Location:
    Brussels
    You will see half dozen companies launch quad core smartphones in couple of days at MWC.
     
  13. G90

    G90 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    13
    Huawei sure will dominate, in the telecom deviece market, they simply crushed each and every of his opponents, now they begin to enter smartphone market, good.

    And as the news states: in 2010, when Huawei first enter smartphone market, they just sold 3 million units, and just one year later, in 2011, they sold 20 million units, so I don't think it is un-realistic when they plan to sold 60 million units this year.

    I think Huawei will crush the crappy company called Apple (which is esstentially a fashion company which has no techs, just dumb-ass apple fanboys) in just a matter of 5 years, just like they did to so many ex-big-names in telecom markets before.
     
    chengdusudise likes this.
  14. G90

    G90 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    13
    When Huawei, such a high-tech company (which is world leaders in patents filed), decided to enter smartphone market, it is like a 800 pound behemoth enter the Kindergarten, so we should prepare to say goodbye to the crappy company called apple and their dumb fanboys, the world would be a much better place without pseudo-high-tech company such as Apple and their retarded fanboys.
     
  15. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Don't forget the niche players such as Xiaomi。。。。:rofl:
     
  16. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Hands On With Huawei's MediaPad 10 FHD

    By Melissa J. Perenson, PCWorld

    Feb 26, 2012 6:41 PM

    The much-rumored Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD got a soft launch at about the same time the company was announcing its Ascend D series of smartphones. Huawei plans to officially unveil the tablet on Monday, the first official day of Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, but managed to get some hands-on time and details ahead of schedule.

    [​IMG]

    This 10.1-inch tablet takes design cues from its 7-inch MediaPad cousin, also known in the U.S. market as the T-Mobile Springboard. The back is a mix of brushed aluminum, with off-white plastic accents running along the upper-horizontal regions. Also on the back are two speakers, one on the left and right side of the device.

    The MediaPad weighs 1.29 pounds, making it a bit heavier than the Apple iPad 2 and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. At just 0.35 inches thick, the MediaPad is among the thinnest tablets available thus far. In handling the tablet, I found it comfortable to hold, even one-handed.

    The tablet will have a quad-core processor, although it was unclear whether that processor will be the same K3V2 CPU that is found in the D Series phones, or if Huawei is using another chip supplier. Of note: A Huawei representative showing off the MediaPad said it had 2GB of RAM, which would set the tablet ahead of the competition by a full gig.

    The MediaPad has a 1920 by 1200 pixels display, which makes it the latest tablet to join the unfolding full HD masses--Acer and Asus both introduced high-definition tablets at CES. Huawei says the display density is 226 pixels per inch (ppi), which is considerably higher than the 150ppi that a typical tablet has. The images shown on this higher density screen appeared bright and colorful.

    The tablet will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, with a microSD card slot for adding more storage as needed. The MediaPad will support LTE, and has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.. Multimedia should rock, too; Huawei said that the tablet is equipped with Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus 5.1-channel surround sound.

    Huawei will ship the MediaPad 10 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The ICS build I saw on the unit I handled appeared suitably responsive to touch, but otherwise didn't look any different from standard Android—with the one exception of a customization to the unlock screen that lets you quick-launch directly into an app of your choosing.

    The MediaPad 10 FHD is destined for worldwide markets, but at the time of this writing we don't know anything about pricing and availability. We'll bring you more details and update this piece when Huawei makes its official announcement on Monday in Barcelona.

    Hands On With Huawei's MediaPad 10 FHD | PCWorld
     
  17. G90

    G90 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    13
    :cool2: I will definitely buy a Huawei Ascend D Q when it become avaiable.
     
  18. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    2,208
    The software for this phone is developed in Bangalore,India:wave:
     
  19. cir

    cir Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    269
    Chinese target smartphone incumbents with cheap phones

    Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:03am EST

    * Huawei sees 2012 smartphone sales rising 3-fold to 60 mln

    * Huawei says ready to undercut rivals prices by 15-20%

    * Huawei rolls out top-of-the-range model Ascend

    By Tarmo Virki and Lee Chyen Yee

    BARCELONA/HONG KONG, Feb 27 (Reuters) - While veterans Nokia and BlackBerry struggle for survival, the power in the surging smartphone industry has started to move to China where agile manufacturers are coming out with models comparable to their Western rivals, but at cheaper prices.

    In 2012, Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp are set to grab more market share globally, analysts say, as they shift away from making basic feature phones to churn out more smartphones, a sector where growth is strong and profit margins are bigger.

    The two vendors combined sold 35 million smartphones last year, around 7 percent of the global market, and see 2012 sales rising to 90 million, doubling their market share to 14 percent.

    Huawei and ZTE, among the world's largest makers of telecom network equipment, have expanded into handsets and the tablet PC business and are now selling smartphones running on Google's Android operating system, taking on the lucrative market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

    At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Huawei and ZTE unveiled their top-of-the-range models Ascend and Era, with technologies comparable to any of the top Android models.


    EYEWATERING

    Huawei said it aims to sell more than 60 million smartphones this year, a three-fold increase from 2011, while it is ready to sell products at prices 15-20 percent lower than the market.

    "Huawei has firmly laid down the gauntlet to established rivals and its sales goal is an eyewatering target that will send a shiver down rivals' spines," said Ben Wood, head of research at CCS Insight.

    Chinese smartphones, such as Huawei's IDEOS and ZTE's Blade, are gaining popularity worldwide, especially in emerging markets from Africa to India, mainly due to aggressive pricing and helped by selling network equipment to telecom carriers.

    "Having the infrastructure business is a great benefit for us," He Shiyou, chief of ZTE's phone business, told Reuters, adding the company was packaging phones together with network gear when approaching carriers.

    ZTE expects operator-partnerships to help it to double its smartphone sales to 30 million handsets this year.

    Even at retailers, some of lower end models of Huawei and ZTE can be bought for around $100, the level where the demand is the highest, and there is no end in sight for falling prices.

    Chipset vendor Spreadtrum, smaller rival to Qualcomm and Mediatek, has rolled out a platform for $40 smartphones for the Chinese market. Late last year, Qualcomm launched a new set of its flagship Snapdragon chipsets targeted at low-cost Android smartphone makers.

    "Mass market smartphones represent an important opportunity," said Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm's president and chief operating officer. "The mass market smartphone segment is very competitive and device manufacturers need to launch products faster at lower engineering costs."

    Growth in the global smartphone market is expected to slow in 2012 from around 60 percent growth seen in 2011, but it will still expand around 40 percent this year, helped by falling prices, research firm Gartner said.


    SALES JUMP

    ZTE and Huawei roughly doubled their global cellphone sales last quarter, outselling BlackBerry's RIM and HTC. In the smartphone sector, they continued to gain market share as they expand their reach in markets such as North America and through improved Android models, Gartner said.

    "Chinese vendors are on the roll. China's smartphone market is surging and they use this momentum as a springboard to grow abroad as well," said Neil Mawston, analyst at research firm Strategy Analytics.

    Nokia has seen its global market share in smartphones falling to 12 percent in the last quarter from 30 percent a year earlier and has suffered also from ageing smartphone offering as it revamps to use Microsoft software.

    Nokia warned last month sales of its Symbian smartphone platform would not reach its expectations of more than 150 million units, while LG has struggled with shrinking market share for several quarters. Analysts said the success of the Chinese firms was starting to hit Sony and HTC as well.


    BRAND BUILDING

    Consumers like 15-year old Lin Jingfeng, a student in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen in China, bought a smartphone from ZTE last year at a fraction of the cost of an iPhone.

    "I bought ZTE because it's much cheaper than the other phones that I saw and it's good enough for my purposes," he said. "I don't play much games and I usually just use it to call my friends, surf the Internet or update my weibo (microblogging site)."

    Analysts said Chinese firms needed to invest more into building their brand in developed markets, and could take a page from Taiwan's HTC, which has made a splash in mature markets.

    "I believe we will become world's top class brand in devices," Shao Yang, marketing chief of Huawei's devices unit, said in an interview.

    Huawei and ZTE said the key for kick-starting smartphone sales was close co-operation with operators.

    "The device is a big pain-point of an operator and we have a good channel to discuss with their technology and marketing departments. In Huawei we solve a lot of problems for them," Yang said. "We care for our customers like no-one else."

    Chinese target smartphone incumbents with cheap phones | Reuters
     
  20. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    9,252
    Likes Received:
    3,347
    Location:
    Brussels
    Chinese are copying Apple, not just phone but entire store. And you call it crappy ?

    Does that mean Chinese copy is also crappy ?

    http://defenceforumindia.com/china/...es-found-kunming-city-china-3.html#post291793
     
  21. satish007

    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,458
    Likes Received:
    202
    Location:
    China
    Mods, why delete my post, my post is very useful, Tata's Jaguar and land rover 's top ten car, which more expensive and better than these cheaper phones. and able to cheer our indian members up.
    and Cir.
    although your China IT vs India IT post was deleted, but I still need to alert you need be humbleness. may be you have your point.
    but if you travel all around the world as India IT guys do. you will see 50-80% IT staffs in global company are Indian.
    they work over time as hard as any Chinese IT guys. they are making top $ in US , Europe and send back money , so that India have so many money to get 126+ good franch planes to protect their country.
    Most interesting, Most Indian IT guys have sons and Most Chinese IT guys have daughters which also indicating that Chinese guys are working harder but India guys are really enjoy their IT career. correct my this point if I am wrong.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012

Share This Page