Budget handset maker is clearly trying to send a message with the launch of its latest flagship device, and we think that it’s saying you don’t need to spend over $500 for high specs in a handset.
Destined to be one of the thinnest budget handsets yet, the Huawei Ascend P1 packs in a decent chunk of technology – including a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera, dedicated graphics, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n – into a 7.69mm thin body.
It also comes in at reasonable price, with an outright tag of $499 from Dick Smith, while other manufacturers offer dual-core smartphones with Android 4.0 for between the $500 and $900 mark.
“The Ascend P1 is not only a highly capable smartphone packing powerful technology; it offers users something that is beautifully designed and crafted,” said Huawei’s Mark Treadwell.
Other features include Double Mobile 3.0 Plus surround sound, as well as a front-facing camera to compliment the 8 megapixel camera on the back. Storage on the handset seems limited at 4GB, although Huawei has offered a microSD port for expanding the memory quickly and easily.