Good news today for Chinese smartphone fans. The Huawei Ascend GX1 has gone official today for China, a midrange phone with a couple notable specifications. It’s an extra-large, fairly affordable phablet running Android that’s definitely not designed to cater to flagship-buying audiences. Let’s dig right in.
The phone features a 6-inch IPS display, which would be fine in a sense if not for the 720p resolution it encapsulates. What’s neat about the display though is that the device manages an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio, boasting fairly small bezels and a design that makes it look similar to the Huawei Ascend Mate7. That’s not particularly impressive in the age of phones like the LG G3, but it’s certainly passable.
Other specs include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor at 1.2 GHz, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facer, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). There’s also a hefty 3,500 mAh battery, and the package is powered by a Huawei-modified version of Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Huawei Ascend GX1 can be purchased straight through Huawei for 1590 CNY (around US$255) in China, with no word on expansion to other countries in the future, though it’s entirely possible the phone will make the jump to neighboring Asian countries.