Huawei was supposed to launch its first own-brand affordable Android-powered smartphone, the Blaze, in the UK sometime during this quarter. But at some point the phone’s exclusive seller in the UK, Phones 4U, looked like it was ready to release the Huawei Blaze on September 30. Unfortunately, that turned out not to be true, and here we are on November 11 and the phone finally went on sale.
There’s some good news too though. The Blaze is even cheaper than we thought it would be. Phones 4U offers it on Pay as you go, and you can get it on O2, Orange, T-Mobile, and Vodafone. Regardless of the operator you pick, the price for the device is the same: £79.95. Also regardless of operator, you’ll also need to pick up a £10 mandatory top-up.
The Huawei Blaze is one very cheap handset indeed. So understandably it’s anything but high-end. Still, it’s got decent specs and can get the job done for someone only now plunging into the smartphone world. The Blaze comes with a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen, a 3.2 MP camera, a secondary front-facing camera, an 800 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM, microSD card support, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an FM radio.
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