The Ascend G300 is one of the cheaper Huawei Android phones. The device was silently launched back in February at the Mobile World Congress, but the handset maker did not reveal any additional details on price or availability.
This why Vodafone UK’s recent announcement comes as a surprise, especially that Huawei usually launches its low-end handsets in North America with few exceptions.
Although the Chinese company announced plans to seriously enter the European smartphone market
starting this year, there was no timeline for the move.
Well, it appears that the affordable Ascend G300 will be amongst the first Huawei smartphones that will try to conquer the European market.
Huawei Ascend G300 will be available in the UK beginning April 13. This is a Vodafone UK exclusive, so customers will be able to purchase it on PAYG (pay as you go) for only £100 (160 USD or 120 EUR) with a minimum £10 top-up.
Furthermore, those who don’t mind committing to a long-term contract can grab the Ascend G300 for free on £15.50, 24-month plans that offer subscribers 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250MB of mobile data.
Although Ascend G300
is shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform out of the box, Huawei confirmed the smartphone would receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update by the end of the year.
The phone features a large 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
At its core, the device is equipped with a 1 GHz single-core processor, 2.5GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
There’s also a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and video recording, but Ascend G300 lacks a secondary camera for video calls. HSDPA and Wi-Fi support is included as well, along with Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS support.