Huawei’s new Ascend G700 and G610 are going after Samsung’s Galaxy Grand
Not long after unveiling the waterproof Honor 3, Huawei has now launched two other new Android smartphones, this time from the Ascend series: Ascend G700 and Ascend G610.
Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Ascend G700 and G610 are affordable dual SIM alternatives to other 5 inch smartphones out there. During the handsets’ launch event in Taiwan, Huawei has compared the G700 and G610 to Samsung’s Galaxy Grand (plus the 4.3 inch HTC Desire 500 and Sony Xperia L). On paper, both Ascend smartphones are superior to the Galaxy Grand – which has a WVGA screen, and a dual-core processor.
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The G700 features a 5 inch IPS HD (1280 x 720) display, quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor, 8MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.
The G610 comes with a 5 inch qHD display, the same quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek CPU, 5MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of expandable internal memory.
Interestingly, both the Huawei Ascend G700 and G610 are already available via Amazon US, which allows customers to buy them through third-party sellers. Prices for an unlocked G700 start at $282.99 (see here), while the G610 costs only $249.99 (here). The two new handsets will likely be available in Europe pretty soon as well.
Update: Amazon Germany is asking €300 for an unlocked Huawei Ascend G700 – but there aren’t too many units in stock at the moment.