As a part of Ascend D family, the Huawei Ascend D1 was unveiled alongside the Ascend D quad and the Ascend D quad XL at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. Huawei announced all three Ascend D smartphones as being scheduled for a second quarter market release in China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and the Middle East. The smartphone will run on the Android 4.0 operating system and will be powered with a TI OMAP dual-core processor.
Check out how the Huawei Ascend D1 stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S3, which will be arriving in the US with all five major carriers - T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular.
The forthcoming Huawei Ascend D1 will feature a 4.5in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The resolution of the display is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).
The Galaxy S3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display features the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and the resolution of the display is similar to the Ascend D1 at 720 x 1280 pixels with a little less pixel density at 306 ppi.
There is no information on the weight of the Ascend D1 but it will measure 129 x 64 x 8.9mm whereas the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 133g.
The Ascend D1 will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)). The Galaxy S3 runs on an updated version of the same software - Android 4.0.4.
The Ascend D1 will be powered by a Texas Instrument OMAP 4460 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S3 is powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.
The US variants of the Galaxy S3, as announced by Samsung, will pack Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and will pack 2GB of RAM.
The Huawei Ascend D1 will be equipped with an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash and geo-tagging. The camera can shoot video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset will come with a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels which can record video in 720p.
The Galaxy S3, like the Ascend D1, is equipped with a main camera of eight megapixels, with auto-focus, LED flash and other features such as simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p and 30 fps. The handset packs a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps
The Ascend D1 will offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Bluetooth version 3.0 with A2DP and HS. It will support data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC and Bluetooth v4.0. It supports data speeds up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and connects to 4G network speeds.
The Ascend D1 will offer internal storage space of 8GB and will have a microSD card slot with 32GB of additional storage space. The S3 comes offering more options, with 16/32GB models available and a 64GB one planned. The Samsung smartphone too supports microSD card slots.
The Ascend D1 will be powered by a Li-ion battery of 1670mAh while the Galaxy S3 has a Li-ion 2100mAh battery.