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Huawei's Ascend G7 mid-ranger and sapphire screen P7 make bow

News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 04, 2014.

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The Ascend G7
The Ascend G7

Aside from launching the new Ascend Mate 7 flagship phablet at IFA, Huawei had another large screen device raring to go. That handset was the Ascend G7, a lower end mid-range device that like other Huawei handsets will probably not see the light of day in the US. However, like the Mate 7, it will land in Europe, so you will be able to grab it easier on import if you are in the good old US of A.

In terms of design, the standout feature of this handset is that it is constructed from metal, a trend that is increasing at different price points. Other than that, the 7.6mm handset is rather unspectacular and forgettable, perhaps a deal breaker in the design oriented mid-range market. IFA has been the event where the mobile world embraced the 64-bit processer, and the Ascend G7 is the latest to rock such a chipset. In this instance that?s 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410, which will hardly blow your socks off but will have its benefits when Android L is released.

Elsewhere it gets a 5.5-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a Sony made 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5MP front facer, LTE connectivity, and expandable storage. The device will cost 199 ($325) when it arrives in Asia and Europe in November.

As we reported a few weeks back, Huawei also rolled out a new variant of its Ascend P7 device, one with a sapphire screen. It boasts the exact same specs as the normal model but will likely cost more when it goes on limited sale this month and again in November.

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