Huawei Ascend D2 quietly slips on sale for $640 in China

The Huawei Ascend D2 was one of the stars at CES, so to hear that the flagship Huawei phone went on sale today without any official ceremony of celebration is quite surprising.

According to Huawei’s official Weibo account, the Ascend D2 went on limited sale earlier this evening through the company’s official Taobao store for the princely some of 3990 Yuan ($640).

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Although the price may seem high to international buyers, it is actually considered pretty affordable in the eyes of most tech savvy Chinese buyers, and actually works out to be 700 Yuan ($112) less than the HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA) with a similar specification.

If you like the Huawei Ascend D2’s specs but want to save some dough then you might want to wait until the 21st January when the ZTE Nubia Z5 will go on sale for 3456 Yuan ($555) or the 29th when the Oppo Find 5 will launch for 2998 Yuan ($481).

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  1. adit
    January 15, 2013

    Like already said, at this price range those phones are less and less attractive. They are very close of big brands with the same specs.Saving $50 on a $600 phone over a big brand is not an incentive.

    • Diqiu-Long
      January 15, 2013

      They are aimed at the Chinese market and not the western market, so that means if you want to import these to the west it will cost you some money.

  2. Allanitomwesh
    January 15, 2013

    This price is nowhere near competitive. I was actually willing to buy this at Opportunity pricing. Let’s wait and see if it’s an enthusiast early adoption rip off and wide availability will drop the price.

  3. Allanitomwesh
    January 16, 2013

    Seems this is the dual sim Chinese network version of the phone. The wait continues.