Huawei really started their fight with the big device makers to enter the mid and high-end markets. Today they released four new smartphones and two tablets at IFA Berlin: Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL, Huawei Ascend G600, Huawei Ascend G330, Huawei Ascend Y201 Pro, Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD, Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite.
Along with the devices, they also presented the all-new Emotion UI, which looks really awesome and can definitely compete with HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s TouchWiz, being even better at first sight.
There isn’t much to be said about the Emotion UI, but here’s a video so you can make an idea about how it looks and works. More information about all devices are available below the video.
Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL
The Ascend D1 Quad XL has been advertised as the world’s fastest smartphone back in February, though it doesn’t stand a chance right now at the title, though it’s still a very powerful device.
Unfortunately it’s specs have been lowered by Huawei, as the teaser showed a much more powerful smartphone. Back in February, Huawei announced it as a 1.5Ghz quad-core device, though it’s K3V2 ARM processor is only clocked at 1.2Ghz. It also features 1GB of RAM, a 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP frontal camera, 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD 1280×720 pixels display, and a 2,600 mAh battery.
It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and it seems to be lacking Huawei’s new Emotion UI. The Chinese maker promised that a Jelly Bean update is due soon, though they didn’t specify if it will also come stock or bundled with Emotion UI.
The Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL release date is set for October in Europe and Asia, though there’s no information about US just yet. It will hit Europe and Asia with a $625 ( €499 ), while Americans will probably pay only $500 for it.
Huawei Ascend G600
The Ascend G600 features the same 4.5-inch display, though it only has a qHD resolution and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It features a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, a 8MP rear camera and a 2,000 mAh battery. It will come with Android 4.0 ICS, just like the Ascend D1 Quad XL, though bundled with the Emotion UI.
According to the Chinese maker, the Huawei Ascend G600 release date is early December and it will first reach Germany’s stores for $375 ( €299 ).
Huawei Ascend G330
This budget device features a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1Ghz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and 1,500 mAh battery. It also sports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Emotion UI.
The Huawei Ascend G330 is due to be released in November in Europe and Asia, priced at $249 ( €199 ).
Huawei Ascend Y201 Pro
The Huawei Ascend Y201 Pro is a low-end device priced at only $160 ( €129 ), being aimed at young customers, according to the company. It features a 3.5-inch 320×480 pixels display, 800Mhz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 1,400mAh battery, Android 4.0 ICS and Emotion UI. It’s release date has been set for October.
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD
This tablet has been first spotted earlier this month and it sports a 10-inch 1920×200 pixels display, 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP frontal one.
The MediaPad 10 FHD comes with tiehr 8, 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage, expandable through the microSD card slot and runs on Android 4.0 ICS. It also sports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
It’s priced at $535 ( €429 ) and a release date hasn’t been announced yet, unfortunately.
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite is a smaller tablet, with a 7-inch display WSVGA, 1.2Ghz single-core CPU and a 4,100 mAh battery. It also features a 3.2MP rear camera, USB 2.0, HDMI and it costs $310 ( €249 ).
Unfortunately there aren’t more information available about it yet, like internal storage, RAM, and release date, but at first sight we can’t really see this tablet’s point. It’s 50% more expensive than Google’s Nexus 7, while it has low-end specs and features and older operating system.
Huawei seems to be doing a good job with the high-end devices at least, while they really screwed it with some of them. The MediaPad 7 Lite should have been released two years ago in order to have a chance on the market. We’ve seen the Chinese maker release overpriced and under-speced devices lately and they don’t seem to be very successful, considering people also knows them as a low-quality maker.