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Huawei’s Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the manufacturer is indeed working on a galaxy Note II competitor. He went even further telling us to wait for Huawei’s device, because it will be much better and cheaper than the phablet top dog.

A while ago there was this rumored device called Huawei Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch 1080p display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

Yu Chengdong confirmed such a device is indeed in the works and it will be slimmer and cooler with better grip, display and battery life.

There is no word on the official announcement or release, but as the rumor has it we can expect the announcement to take place at CES 2013 in January.

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There seems to be no shortage of decent Android phones at impressively low prices in China made by local companies. Today, Huawei announced the T8830, a dual-core ICS droid for $104.

As you can imagine, the specs are nothing earth-shattering, but they actually sound pretty good, considering that we’re talking about featurephone-like pricing. The Huawei T8830 packs a 4″ WVGA screen with Gorilla Glass, dual-core Mediatek MT6517 chipset, 512MB RAM and a 3.2MP camera. It’s running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

Not too bad, but small local brands are providing tough competition, promising a gig of RAM, 8MP camera and Jelly Bean at a $100 price point. As with other such phones, the Huawei T8830 and its competitors are tough to get outside of China, though.

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In late October at an event in China, Huawei announced its first phablet – the Ascend D2. At the time Huawei stayed mum on some of the key specs of the device. Thankfully, GLBenchmark comes to save the day, confirming the chipset and screen specs of the device.

At the front the Ascend D2 features a 5-inch LCD display of FullHD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, matching the screen of the HTC DROID DNA (and the upcoming rumored Lenovo and LG F240smartphones).

Unlike the Ascend D1, which Huawei stuffed with a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 chip, the Ascend D2 is powered by a quad-core chip operating at 1.5GHz.

Presumably, that’s the company’s home-brewed K3V2 -the chipset powering the Huawei Ascend D quad. The Huawei custom designed chip turned out to be quite hard to manufacture, though and caused several delays in the availability of the D quad, which was announced back at the MWC in February. Hopefully, Huawei will have resolved all issues with the production by January 2013, when the Ascend D2 is expected to debut.

GLBenchmark reports the Ascend D2 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top. There’s also a very high chance of an update to Android 4.2 coming shortly after the official launch.

According to a tipster of ours, the Huawei Ascend D2 is going to also be dust and water-proof and is going to sport a 13MP snapper at the back. Additionally, he suggests the phablet is going to be powered by a quite beefy 2920mAh battery. Take this with a pinch of salt, however, since Huawei hasn’t confirmed any of it officially.

Pricing and availability are still anyone’s guess. Huawei is known for its competitive pricing, but the Chinese tend to take their time bringing their smartphones to the market.

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In late October at an event in China, Huawei announced its first phablet – the Ascend D2. At the time Huawei stayed mum on some of the key specs of the device. Thankfully, GLBenchmark comes to save the day, confirming the chipset and screen specs of the device.

At the front the Ascend D2 features a 5-inch LCD display of FullHD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, matching the screen of the HTC DROID DNA (and the upcoming rumored Lenovo and LG F240smartphones).

Unlike the Ascend D1, which Huawei stuffed with a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 chip, the Ascend D2 is powered by a quad-core chip operating at 1.5GHz.

Presumably, that’s the company’s home-brewed K3V2 -the chipset powering the Huawei Ascend D quad. The Huawei custom designed chip turned out to be quite hard to manufacture, though and caused several delays in the availability of the D quad, which was announced back at the MWC in February. Hopefully, Huawei will have resolved all issues with the production by January 2013, when the Ascend D2 is expected to debut.

GLBenchmark reports the Ascend D2 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top. There’s also a very high chance of an update to Android 4.2 coming shortly after the official launch.

According to a tipster of ours, the Huawei Ascend D2 is going to also be dust and water-proof and is going to sport a 13MP snapper at the back. Additionally, he suggests the phablet is going to be powered by a quite beefy 2920mAh battery. Take this with a pinch of salt, however, since Huawei hasn’t confirmed any of it officially.

Pricing and availability are still anyone’s guess. Huawei is known for its competitive pricing, but the Chinese tend to take their time bringing their smartphones to the market.

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After posing in front of the camera several times now, it was high time for the Huawei Ascend W1 to be captured on video.

Techblog.gr was lucky enough to get hold of the device and give it a quick spin in front of the camera. This particular Ascend W1 unit is colored blue, and we have it say it looks better than previous images suggested.

Check out the hands-on video below.

The source of the video also suggests that the price of the Ascend W1 “will not exceed $200″, which sounds a bit hard to believe, but not impossible considering the device’s entry-level nature.

The Huawei Ascend W1 is rumored to sport a 4” WVGA display and a 1.2GHz dual-core Krait processor. The device is also said to feature a 2000mAh battery and NFC capability, complete with a 5MP camera with LED flash.