The mid-range smartphone buyer, especially in India, has his work cut out for him. There are many phones with great specifications, and an emerging brand value, all while keeping the price low. Huawei has just joined the bandwagon, by releasing the Huawei Ascend P1 3G in India.
The device will hold a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass, with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. It packs a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 SoC, with a dual-core, 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, expandable to 32 GB with microSD and microSDHC card families.
It has an 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, capable of 720p recording, and a 3.1 MP front facing camera. It also has FM Radio, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, WiFi, and 3G support, and the other bells-and-whistles. The phone is only 7.7mm inches in width, and weighs in at 180g. It packs a 1670 mAh battery, which is quite good for its specs, and also packs Android 4.0, and may or may not receive an upgrade.
Though the phone has been around for nearly a year, it has finally found its way to Indian markets. The Chinese manufacturer have their work cut out for them, as they enters a stiff market, filled with Micromax-es XOLO-es, and other great spec manufacturers. Huawei brings a solid and proven phone, along with its brand value to the table here.
The device is up for pre-order at leading online retailer Flipkart, and also at the up-and-comer Infibeam. Both these sites offer the phone for sale at INR 12,499, around 500 lower than its retail price.