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Huawei G520 will be a quad-core smartphone for China at only $225

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Huawei G520 will be a quad-core smartphone for China at only $225
We've seen a few high-powered Android handsets that are going to be on the market in China this year, including a couple from Lenovo, but there is an interesting new entry in the mix with the Huawei G520. It's not exactly the highest-powered smartphone, but it will have one impressive feature: the price, which will be just $225 for the quad-core smartphone.

In order to hit that price point, Huawei did make a few very important cuts on the hardware. That quad-core SoC isn't a name brand chip, but rather a Mediatek MT6589 running four A7 cores at 1.2GHz. That might not be such a problem though, if it weren't for the fact that the phone will also only feature 512MB of RAM. The RAM is the biggest issue, but the last cut is in the camera, which will be just 5MP. The display is 4.5", but no word on the resolution. The G520 will be running Android 4.x, but no word exactly what flavor.

Huawei is looking to rebrand itself as a high-end Android device manufacturer in the USA, so we won't hold our breath that this will make the jump across the Pacific, but it will go on sale in China on January 21st. 

source: GizChina via pocketnow

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 16:54

1. AfterShock (Posts: 1250; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Would make a half decent pay as you go phone for occasions where a normal phone may not survive, a cheap'ish throw away.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 21:47

7. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


It depends, is the phone $225 on contract or the actual price

Ya know, things like that throw people off then they're all disappointed and stuff

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:12

2. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Shut up and take my money/shipping costs

even if i pay $100 dollar shipping, it is still a good deal

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:33 1

3. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


If you pay $100 for shipping, you're already paying more than the 8GB Nexus 4

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:49

4. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you know what i mean,
$50 dollar shipping then

and the Nexus 4 might be out of stock too

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 19:22 4

5. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


512 MB of RAM. Kills the phone

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 21:17 2

6. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


ill pay 300 if it had a sd slot and 1 gig ram

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