Huawei Ascend G520 with Quad-Core CPU and 4.5-Inch Display Arriving in China on January 21

The smartphone will be available for purchase for $225/€170 outright

Any handset manufacturer that wants a piece of the pie on the smartphone market has already launched a quad-core phone or has one in the works.

Huawei has big plans for the next couple of months as the Chinese company announced a few high-end smartphones at Consumer Electronics Show 2013, a few days ago.

Aside from that, the company’s officials have confirmed that a few more devices will be unveiled next month at Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona.

Until then, Huawei has announced a new quad-core smartphone, the G520, which will be sold in China for an amazingly low price.

According to GizChina, Huawei G520 will be available in the Mainland starting January 21 for only 1400 yuan outright, which is about $225 or €170.

Sadly, there are no details on the phone’s availability outside China, but we expect that the G520 will be released in a few more Asian countries in the coming months.

The reason behind G520’s affordability might be the fact that it comes equipped with a low-cost Mediatek MT6589 chipset. This chipset accommodates four CPU cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, but there’s no info on the graphics processing unit.

The bad news is that the smartphone packs only 512MB of RAM, though most quad-core handsets feature at least 1GB of RAM inside.

Furthermore, Huawei Ascend G520 sports a 5-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording. It also boasts a more than decent 4.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display, but so far, it’s unclear whether or not it supports HD resolution.

Unfortunately, there’s no telling whether the Ascend G520 will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform onboard or a newer version of Google’s operating system.

If we are to take into consideration the low price and the phone’s specs sheet, we are inclined to believe that it will come with ICS out of the box.

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