Huawei made a big splash at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona, with its "Ascend D quad XL" smartphone, powered by an in-house quad-core chip. Today, we have received first preliminary scores for this upcoming superphone and needless to say, they should catch everybody’s attention.
Using Basemark ES 2.0 benchmark from Finnish wizards at Rightware, Huawei K3V2 processor managed to beat NVIDIA Tegra 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, Samsung Exynos, TI OMAP4 right off the bat. At 1280×720 resolution (HD Ready), the Huawei K3V2 and its Hisilicon GPU managed to achieve 25 frames per second, with the closest follower being Qualcomm Snapdragon and its Adreno 220 GPU with 18 fps. In the same benchmark, NVIDIA Tegra 3 with its ULP GeForce GPU only managed to reach 12 frames per second.
We’ll continue investigating the performance of Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, but it looks like there is a very good reason why Microsoft placed Huawei on the "Windows 8 OEM Approved Vendors List" immediately after the company showed its silicon.