Huawei rounded out its mid-to-low-end smartphone offerings with the introduction of three new phones at IFA 2014. The Ascend G7 is the company’s all-metal mid-range offering, while the Ascend G620S and Ascend Y550 make up the budget end.
The Ascend G7 features an all-metal body and a 5.5-inch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Huawei added a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit processor and 2GB of RAM to power the G7. The low-end processor is really what makes the G7 a mid-range phone instead of a premium one. The phone comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB using a MicroSD card.
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The phone comes with a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. It also has a 3,000mAh battery, which should keep it juiced up for more than a full day. The all-metal build gives the G7 a classy look and feel, despite the mid-range specs. Overall, the G7 looks to be a prime middle-of-the-road device.
Huawei will reportedly ship the device in November for around 270 euros or $355.
The Huawei Ascend G620S looks a lot like one of Samsung’s faux leather plastic smartphones in terms of design, but it has solidly mid-to-low-end specs. The phone has a 5-inch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 401 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM.
The G620S sports just 8GB of internal storage, but luckily it’s expandable up to 32GB via a MicroSD card. Huawei placed an 8-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and a 2-megapixel camera on its front.
The Ascend G620S should arrive in late October and cost around £150-200 or $250-$330. It’s unknown if this phone will reach the United States, but we think it’s doubtful.
The Ascend Y550 is definitely a budget phone with low-end specs. The Y550 has a 4.5-inch screen with a miserly 854 x 480 pixel resolution. The budget phone is powered by the same processor and amount of RAM as the Ascend G620S. The Y550 comes with a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. the device only has 4GB of internal storage, but a MicroSD card slot allows you to expand it. Huawei also added a 2000mAh battery.
The phone will cost about £99, which amounts to about $165 when it debuts in October.
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