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Huawei announces its quad-core Ascend G615 smartphone

A top-end phone for those on a budget
Tue Jan 22 2013, 12:00
The Huawei Ascend G615 features a 4.5in HD touchscreen

CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei silently announced the quad-core Huawei Ascend G615 smartphone on Tuesday, which will be arriving in Europe later this year.

Announced just weeks after Huawei launched a trio of new handsets at CES in Las Vegas - the Ascend Mate, Ascend D2 and Ascend W1 - the Ascend G615 looks like a top-end smartphone designed for those on a budget.

The phone features a quad-core 1.4GHz Hisilicon K3V2 processor, a 4.5in HD 720p touchscreen and Google's ageing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system. However, Huawei has already announced that it will roll out Android 4.x Jelly Bean to the Ascend G615 soon.

The handset also features an 8MP camera with support for HD 1080p video, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion, 1GB of RAM and a 2,150mAh battery that Huawei claims will offer up to 11 hours of talk time on a single charge.

The Huawei Ascend G615 is expected to make its debut in Germany over the next few months, priced at around €299. Despite talk that the handset will be released across Europe, Huawei has not confirmed this.

Huawei has yet to respond to our request for comment. µ


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