Chinese handset maker Huawei is about to release its Ascend G600 mid-range Android smartphone in India. The handset will be available at various retailers across the country in the coming weeks.AndroidOS reports that major retailer Flipkart is now taking pre-orders for Huawei Ascend G600. Customers who wish to grab this mid-entry Android phone must come up with Rs 14,990 ($275/€205) upfront. Check it out here.
According to Flipkart, the smartphone is due to arrive in the third week of January. It is also worth mentioning that customers who pre-order the Ascend G600 will receive an additional back cover and a 16GB microSD memory card for free.
Huawei Ascend G600 will ship with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but it is likely to get a Jelly Bean upgrade in the coming months.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, which is complemented by 7680MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. Obviously, storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Another strong point of the Ascend G600 is the 4.5-inch qHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors. According to Huawei, the 1930 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide up to 360 hours of standby time.
On the back, the Ascend G600 packs an impressive 8-megapixel rear photo snapper, which features autofocus, LED flash and HD video recording. There’s also a secondary front-facing camera for video calls.
When it comes to connectivity, Huawei Ascend G600 offers quite a slew of options, including HSDPA and HSUPA, along with Wi-Fi, DLNA and Bluetooth 3.0. Other highlights of the smartphone include: built-in GPS, DTS Surround Sound, Wi-Fi hotspot and microUSB 2.0.
On a side note, this is the second Android phone launched by Huawei in the last couple of weeks in India, after Ascend G330 hit shelves in late January.