News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 23, 2014.
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Huawei has rolled out its latest smartphone today as the Chinese company launched the new low end Ascend GX1, a phablet that will take the budget fight to the likes of Xiaomi in China. The device has shown up recently and last week it was leaked ahead of its launch.First things first, the Ascend GX1 looks nice considering it is a modestly priced smartphone, a classic Chinese device that has a pleasing aesthetic. This a huge smartphone with a 6-inch 720p IPS screen, and it has a good 80.5% screen to body ratio. Other specs include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 that tops out at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, LTE, NFC, dual SIM ports, an LED flash equipped 8 megapixel camera, a lowly 2 megapixel front shooter, and an exciting 3500 mAh battery. Android 4.4 KitKat is running, with an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop likely to arrive next year. As you would expect with a Chinese smartphone, the GX1 is inexpensive at $255 and Huawei has more presence in western markets so I expect this to launch around the world. Right now, the handset is only available in China through the company's online store.
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