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Huawei Ascend GX1 officially announced, has an 80.5% screen to body ratio

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Huawei Ascend GX1 officially announced, has an 80.5% screen to body ratio
Huawei today officially announced and launched the Ascend GX1, a brand new, extra-large Android handset that was first spotted last week.

The GX1 can now be purchased in China, where it costs about $255 (1590 CNY), and we assume that Huawei will release it in other markets in the near future. What is the new handset offering for that kind of money? Quite a lot, especially when it comes to screen size.

Sporting a 6-inch 720p IPS display, the Huawei Ascend GX1 has a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%, resembling the high-end Ascend Mate7 in this regard. The GX1 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. It’s got LTE, NFC, dual SIM capabilities, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. Moreover, there’s 8 GB of expandable storage space on board, plus 1 GB of RAM. The new smartphone measures 161 x 84.5 x 9.2 mm, weighs 173 grams, and comes with a pretty large 3500 mAh battery.

Huawei is selling the GX1 in China via its own online store (see the source link below), and it looks like for now it’s offering only a white version of it. What do you think, is this a good buy for $255? 


source: Huawei / Vmall (translated)

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posted on 23 Dec 2014, 00:37 1

1. shamashu9 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


SAMSUNG or iPHONE 6 inspired?

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 00:55 2

2. Carlitos (Posts: 520; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


In my opinion the entire phone resembles a Samsung phone to me

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 00:57

3. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Both probably but I'm leaning more towards galaxy inspired.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 02:06

10. Bondurant (Posts: 436; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Huawei Ascend Mate 1 & 2 inspired.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 05:55

12. ffffll (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


dont be narrowminded
on what earth GX1 copied iphone or samsung phones?

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 10:46 1

14. Marienx (Posts: 73; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I don't know what this means, but I just hop this company is not a Mercedes AMG F1 sponsor for next season. For some reason it would totally devalue the car and the Mercedes as a whole.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:06 2

4. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Design is very generic, but congrats on ratio !

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:18

5. Chuck007 (Posts: 1147; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Shouldn't they count the black border too? Wouldn't be surprised if its a misleading screen to body radio yet again.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:22

6. Drsarcastic (Posts: 134; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Looks like an s4

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:35

9. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


The back has the same flash, camera and speaker placement as the s3.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:26

7. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


nice but still copy of Samsung design......

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 01:34

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Too many phone Huawei, reduce the model please

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 04:07 1

11. duartix (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


The Ascend Mate7 is impressive.
This one is not. Too expensive for a 410 Snapdragon even with a 6''.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 10:20

13. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Is it me or does the screen to body ratio seem a disconnect to phone's dimensions,those are some of the biggest width i have seen in a 6incher..

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 11:39 1

15. shimanto1123 (Posts: 100; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Just Wait!
1 GB RAM?
JUST LEAVE IT ....

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 23:16

16. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


AGREE.
I thought this would be a GREAT mid-ranger.
But 1GB RAM for $255 in 2015?

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