Out of the three smartphones Huawei announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Ascend D1 got the least amount of attention in technology news. Finally, though, the dual-core handset is getting its chance to shine.
Nothing major was revealed about the handset, but the documents confirm quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+ / WCDMA, a welcome treat for those wanting to take advantage of faster speeds on more spectrum frequencies.
There was no word on if the device would come locked to a certain carrier (and therefore would have to be unlocked to use on international SIMs) or if it would be sold unlocked only a la Nokia’s 808 PureView, but at least we know the unlocked version will indeed work on global SIM networks without a hitch.
So far, it looks as though the device is on track for a Q2 release.