Huawei’s Ascend D Quad has been coming to do battle with the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X at the top of the Android food chain for many months now, but it seems the Chinese company is struggling to get it out of the gate. The quad-core smartphone has hit yet another stumbling block that will delay its launch until late August, possibly even early September.
And it is Huawei’s own quad-core processor that is to blame. According to the company’s Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong, the processor “has encountered some technical problems which caused the delays in production.” As you’d expect, Huawei promises it is “working hard to overcome them.”
It’s unclear exactly what those “technical problems” may be, but they could end up costing Huawei dearly. The Ascend D Quad, which was one of the most impressive handsets at this year’s Mobile World Congress conference back in February, could now struggle to compete with its quad-core rivals, one of which has been available since May.
And with the new iPhone, the HTC One XXL, and a slew of Windows Phone 8 devices right around the corner, the Ascend D Quad will have an even harder time trying to compete.
Huawei is still confident it can sell 60 million smartphones this year, however.
Are you still waiting around for the Ascend D Quad?