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

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)



1. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

SAMSUNG or iPHONE 6 inspired?

2. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

3. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

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

10. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei Ascend Mate 1 & 2 inspired.

12. ffffll

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

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

14. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

4. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Design is very generic, but congrats on ratio !

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

6. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Looks like an s4

9. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

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

7. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

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

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Too many phone Huawei, reduce the model please

11. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

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

13. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 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..

15. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

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

16. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

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

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