Huawei unleashes the large-screened Ascend G600
Powered by a decent 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Ascend G600's main pride will be its sizable 4.5-inch IPS touchscreen. Although the company calls it "IPS HD" in the press-release, though, the reality is that the resolution is qHD - 540x960 pixels, which should still provide pretty good screen clarity.
The G600 will launch with Android 4.0 ICS, covered by Huawei's own skin, of course, with no mention of a forthcoming Jelly Bean update.
Users who would like to experience some dual-core-powered Android 4 goodness on a large, 4.5" display without breaking the bank should expect the device to launch in September across selected international markets.
Shenzhen, August 31, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the HUAWEI Ascend G600 smartphone. Running on Android 4.0 with an 8-megapixel BSI auto focus (AF) rear-facing camera, and double speakers with DTS surround sound, the HUAWEI Ascend G600 is at the forefront of innovation placing great technology within reach for more people around the world.
The HUAWEI Ascend G600 provides more of the features that improve peoples’ mobile phone experiences, everyday. The mega 4.5-inch LCD IPS HD screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution brings unsurpassed visual clarity. Powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with industry-leading 1930mAh Li-Polymer battery, the Huawei Ascend G600 can be fully charged in four hours, powered on in five seconds, and with Huawei’s power saving technology, provides more than 15 days of standby time .
“We are very excited to introduce the new HUAWEI Ascend G600, which gives more functionality and power for people who expect more from their technology,” said Shao Yang, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Device. “Building on the success of the Ascend range of smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend G600 is the latest in our range of flagship products that make exceptional product experiences accessible for more people globally.”
The HUAWEI Ascend G600 offers more connectivity and file sharing with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA. Its 768MB RAM and 4GB ROM storage can be supplemented with MicroUSB 2.0 and Micro-SD up to 32GB. With its dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the Ascend G600 also provides access to NFC, the latest mobile payment technology giving users the ability to purchase quickly and efficiently while on the go.
The HUAWEI Ascend G600 will be available in black and white in selected markets from September 2012.
1. ajac09 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I am shocked more companies arent dipping into the phablet territory so far just samsung lg and blue are confirmed. No more information about the HTC phablet either. Wonder if its a big secret or doesnt exist.
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
as what i read before, a phone is considered as a phablet if it has 4.65 inch up to 5.5 inch screen display. :)
One X, Gnexus, Gnote, Gs3, and Gnote2 are phablets :)
9. phones522 (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
Sometime last year there was an article about an HTC phablet the HTC zeta but it would probably be years away because of the specs
3. VJo003 (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
The specs look like that of a phone from 2011.
We are in the last lap of 2012 Huawei !!!
5. redmd (Posts: 867; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
The Ascend quad will handle that. But it just took too long to come out.
8. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
I actually forgot about the Ascend Quad, I was really interested in this phone but Huawei screwed the pooch royally on this phone. Its gonna have to be priced at 79 - 99 dollars to make it competitive when launched.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3938; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
"Large screened"? Last time I checked, 4.5" is pretty average nowadays...
6. redmd (Posts: 867; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I was expecting around 5.5 in after the note 2 was announced. Huawei likes to exaggerate.
11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
It's large for Huawei. Besides tablets, 4.5 ties their largest phones for screen size.
10. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The ascend g300 has been one of the best selling phones we've ever had and almost minimal returns or faults. Budget price,high spec,decent build quality,nothing wrong here. This could be quite successful
13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
so its a mid range? i think huawei is a good company...