CHINESE HARDWARE MAKER Huawei announced today that the Ascend G330, its latest cheap and cheerful Android smartphone, will be sold in the UK.
First announced back in September, the Huawei Ascend G330 is the successor to the Ascend G300 smartphone, featuring an almost identical design.
At an event in London this morning Huawei took us through the features of its latest smartphone, which include a dual-core Qualcomm processor, a 4in 480x800 touchscreen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
When quizzed as to whether the phone will be upgraded to Android 4.x Jelly Bean, Huawei said it doesn't have any information just yet.
There's also a 5MP rear-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, a 1,500mAh battery and 3G and WiFi connectivity, with WiFi set as the phone's default connection to avoid expensive phone bills.
Huawei Device UK and Ireland Product and Solutions director James Powell said, "The Ascend G330 sees Huawei, again, set a new standard for entry-level smartphones.
"It brings together phenomenal power and functionality, marked out by the fact it comes with two essential BBC apps and a killer EA Games title in Sims Freeplay.
"For discerning shoppers who want knock out performance and new windows on the world of mobile entertainment, without breaking the bank, the Ascend G330 can't be touched."
Huawei told us that the phone will make its debut on Talktalk in early December, with other networks tipped to offer the smartphone in early 2013. It will be priced at around £10-£15 per month on contract, and not much more than £100 if bought on pay as you go. µ