Huawei went big with today's announcement of the Huawei Ascend Mate, but the company also decided to deliver some impressive hardware for another big phone it plans to release this year, the Huawei Ascend D2.
Think smarphones are getting too big? Think again. Chinese smartphone developer Huawei has revealed an Android smartphone with a 6.1-inch screen that it will debut next month at the Consumer Electronic Show.
Huawei today announced that its Ascend G 330 phone will soon launch in the UK. Beginning in December, the G330 will be available at TalkTalk for free when purchased with a 10 GBP tariff. The phone features a 4-inch screen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Huawei's HAP 5.1 interface, and comes pre-loaded with the BBC iPlayer, BBC News, and EA Sims Freeplay apps.
Cricket has announced a new Huawei Boltz 4G LTE modem for use on the company's LTE networks in Las Vegas and Tucson.
Huawei has struggled to overcome U.S. suspicion that it has ties to the Chinese government. The telecommunications giant is now considering becoming a publicly traded company to help ease fears that it might be used to disrupt the U.S. communication infrastructure.
Huawei plans to deliver its Ascend P1 LTE device to several markets throughout the globe, but the Chinese manufacturer will start first in the United Kingdom.
Huawei has spent the past two decades developing telecommunications gear and unbranded phones for network operators. The company wants to become a bigger player in the smartphone market, and it will use multiple operating systems to achieve that goal if necessary.
Android manufacturers have traditionally developed custom interfaces as a way to differentiate their products from competitors. Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer hoping to increase its brand recognition in Europe and North America, is following that trend with its Emotion UI.
The Huawei Ascend P1 is a surprisingly nice Android 4.0-powered smartphone that we first laid eyes on at CES 2012. It comes equipped with a 4.3-inch, qHD resolution Super AMOLED touchscreen display and is powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz processor. It offers users a great level of build quality and quite beautiful to behold. Its 8 megapixel and relatively stock build of the Android user interface are sure to please as well.
Huawei has announced that its Ascend P1 smartphone will be available for purchase in the UK starting next month. The Ascend P1 is an exceptionally thin Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, measuring only 7.69mm thick. It is powered by a dual-core TI OMAP processor clocked at 1.5GHz, and features a 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution. Vodafone will be offering the P1 for free with monthly plans of 26 GBP or greater. Huawei says that it will be available from other retailers later on.