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6″ Huawei Ascend GX1 Phablet launched in China; pricing CNY 1,590

Huawei Ascend GX1, 6" Phablet launched in China; pricing CNY 1,590

Huawei has a new addition to its Ascend series, Ascend GX1. The smartphone is being unveiled after it was leaked few day ago. The Chinese smartphone maker  launched the new Ascend GX1 for its home market but yet to be known if it will make it to other countries.

The Ascend GX1 is a mid-range Android device, but one thing you must notice at a glance is its thin bezel making it obviously different from its counterparts.  Featuring a very thin lateral bezels offers an 80.5% screen-to-body ratio which should give you a wide viewing angle while keeping the device relatively compact to hold.

In terms of specs, the phablet sports a 6-inch 720p IPS touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 2 MP selfie cam. It’s built around a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, coupled by 1GB of RAM.

There is also 8GB of expandable storage and for connectivity the phablet boasts 4G LTE networks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and dual-SIM functionality. The smartphone packs decent 3,500 mAh battery.

It is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with Huawei’s own skin atop. Huawei Ascend GX1 measures 161 x 84.5 x 9.2 mm, and scales 173g.

Specifically it may not be the high-end smartphone but it is certainly worth considering if you are looking for a mid-end phablet with thin bezel as well as decent specs to keep your things going smooth on the screen.

The Ascend GX1 is already up for sale in China from Huawei’s official online store. The device is priced at CNY 1,590 (that’s around $255 or €209).


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