The Huawei Ascend GX1 is an extra-large handset that has just been launched.
For now it is only available for purchase online in China, from the official Huawei store, but it does seem likely that Huawei plans to release this new Android handset internationally very soon.
The cost of buying a Huawei Ascend GX1 in China is 1590 yuan, which is equivalent to about $255 in US dollars. At present the handset appears to be available only in a white version, but it is the screen size, super thin bezels, and other specifications that make this handset look quite exciting.
The six-inch screen takes up 80.5% of the handset, which hasbody measurements of161mm x 84.5mm x 9.2mm. The battery is quite large at 3,500mAh, and the whole thing weighs 173 grams.
The Huawei Ascend GX1 has a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, with 8GB for internal storage. It also has dual SIM capabilities, microSD card slot, 2MP front-facing camera and an 8MP back camera that comes with LED flash.
Huawei Ascend GX1 specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat, Emotion 3.0 UI
- Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
- 6-inch HD IPS display, 1280×720 pixel resolution, 245ppi
- 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 quad-core CPU
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage
- expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 4G LTE, HSPA+
- 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFI hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- FM Radio
- Dimensions: 161 x 84.5 x 9.2mm
- Weight: 173g
- 3500mAh battery
It does look as if the Huawei Ascend GX1 has plenty to offer for $255 (~Php11,500), if it retails at a similar price outside of China. Huawei has not yet revealed when or if that will happen.