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While recent rumors have claimed that Huawei's exciting Ascend D will begin shipping in July, the Chinese company is yet to announce where exactly its first quad-core smartphone will make its debut. It has confirmed, however, that it will be coming to the U.K.

When asked by Pocket-lint whether the Ascend D would be available to U.K. customers, Huawei said "absolutely," and promised that more news surrounding the device's release date would be available "later this year."

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress back in January, the Ascend D will be "the world's fastest smartphone," according to Huawei, and it hopes to steal market share from popular rivals like the iPhone, and the Samsung Galaxy S II. One thing it's evidently not very fast at, however, is making its way onto store shelves. By the time we see its release, it'll be competing with the HTC One X, and possibly even the Galaxy S III on the quad-core smartphone front.

But it should be worth the wait. In addition to its 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend D features a 4.5-inch display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Unsurprisingly there's no word on pricing for the Ascend D just yet, but you can expect it to be free on most carriers with a monthly fee of around £35 (approx. $56).

Are you looking forward to Huawei Ascend D?

[via Pocket-lint]