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Huawei launches its entry-level 64-bit Ascend Y550 in the UK

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Huawei launches its entry-level 64-bit Ascend Y550 in the UK
Huawei has announced an official UK launch date and price for its affordable 64-bit handset – the Ascend Y550. It will be available on October the 15th for a price of $160 (£99.99) through various retailers and network providers in the country.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 – one of the company's first 64-bit chipsets to hit the market. It's coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU, a modest 1 GB of RAM, and just 4 GB of (expandable) storage. The screen measures at 4.5", with a 480 x 854 pixel resolution, which amounts to a 218 PPI pixel density. Its main camera has a 5 MP resolution and the selfie-cam is a 2 MP one. Huawei promises fast download speeds (up to 150 Mbps) with the handset's 4G capabilities.

As far as software goes, the Y550 uses Huawei's Emotion UI overlayed on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. Additionally, as if to underline the device's status of an entry-level handset, Huawei has added the optional "Simple UI", which features "large icons and straightforward layouts".

It is yet unknown which regions Huawei intends to target with the device, though, if planned, a US launch shouldn't be far behind as well.


source: Android Central

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posted on 03 Oct 2014, 09:13

1. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Not good enough to beat moto g (2013) which is now priced at $160 too.

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 18:17

7. Busyboy (unregistered)


How is that so? The only advantages the Moto has is quicker updates and higher res display. This does include a SD 410 so in theory it should be snappier. Plus it doesn't have to push as many pixels.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 09:33

8. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


Heres how it is
Internal storage max: 4gb vs 16 gb
Resolution : 216 ppi vs above 300 ppi
Camera : cant say for now but probably it wont be as good as moto g
And the quicker updates too.
On the other hand if u want fast processor and lte at very budget then it is for u.But as u can see the above are mostly important than fast processor.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 18:46

9. Busyboy (unregistered)


Who cares about the internal memory? The Huawei has expandable storage, the Moto g doesn't.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 09:18

2. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


A rather pedestrian phone in all regards

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 10:19

3. domen151 (Posts: 30; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Dam those bezels...

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 10:49 1

4. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Modest 1GB ram????? surely these are flagship specs

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 11:25

5. Techfriend (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


At the price of 150$ they are offering 5 inch 720p,quallcom410,ram 1 gb rom 8gb,8mp rear and 2mp front camera and 2000mah battery in India.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 11:32

6. Techfriend (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Actually it's 133 $ only.But,i don't know why they launched it at a higher price with obviously less specs !!

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