Huawei have always done budget phones well, and as of next week Talk Talk will be boosting their choice of entry level Androids with the Ascend Y210 and Ascend G510. They’ve also bagged Huawei’s MediaPad 7 Lite budget tablet.
The G510 comes in at £10 per month, and for that you will get:
- 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon MSM8225 Processor by Qualcomm
- 4.5 inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display
- 854 x 400 pixels Display Resolution
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 5 Seconds High Speed Boot
- DTS Audio
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB Internal Memory which is expandable upto 32 GB
- 5 MP Primary Camera with Auto Foucs and LED Flash
- 0.3 MB Front Facing Camera
- 3.5 mm Audio Jack, FM Radio
- 7.2 Mbps HSDPA 3G
- Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- 9.9 mm thick and 150 grams
- 1750 mAh Battery
The Y210 is so close to the entry level it may as well be the doorman, and it can be yours for only £5 per month, but you can pick it up along with the 7-inch MediaPad Lite 3G and Wi-Fi tablet in a bundle for £15 per month. Alternatively, you could upgrade to the G510/MediaPad bundle for £20 per month.
The MediaPad shapes up like this:
- Android 4.0
- CPU: Cortex-A8, 1.2GHz
- Dimensions: 193 mm x 120 mm x 11 mm
- Weight: 370g
- Display:7” WSVGA Capacitive Multitouch
- Resolution: WSVGA（1024 X 600）
- Camera: Rear 3.2MP, Front 0.3MP
- RAM: 1GB
- ROM: 8GB + microSD card slot
- Battery: 4100mAh
These are all very much entry level products, and are priced as such. They should satisfy the casual user who just wants a bit of web browsing and cutting the occasional rope.
If you’re interested in more details click the button below for the full press release.
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announces a new family of Huawei smart devices with TalkTalk Mobile, including its entry-level Ascend Y210 smartphone, its mid-range Ascend G510 smartphone and its MediaPad 7 Lite tablet.
Huawei Device UK and Ireland Director of Product Management James Powell said: “TalkTalk Mobile is bringing great technology and great value to its customers, and this chimes with our own strategy in the UK and is reflected in the new family of smart devices we are launching together.
“The Ascend Y210 and Ascend G510 deliver best in-class smartphone experiences, for those looking to explore a rich world of smartphone apps for the first time and for those after for a full-blown mobile entertainment experience respectively. The MediaPad 7 Lite is our answer to consumers’ demands for a good-looking, portable, high-performance tablet at a price that makes sense for them.”
Dan Meader, director of TalkTalk Mobile, said: “Huawei has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with TalkTalk and we are delighted to be making these great value devices available to our customers.”
The Ascend Y210runs Android, giving access to a rich world of apps. It features Huawei’s own easy-to-navigate interface, which enables one-step access to call, messaging and camera functions from the unlock screen. The interface is designed to ease the transition to smartphones for those upgrading from feature phones for the first time.
The Ascend Y210 also incorporates a powerful processor and long battery life to enable a great smartphone experience at an entry-level. It also includes a 2 megapixel camera to capture moments on-the-go; easily shareable via a 3G or Wi-Fi signal.
The Huawei Ascend G510’s large 4.5-inch screen, combined with DTS surround sound, enables superior mobile video, gaming and web-browsing in the lower mid-tier. Its fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor and big 1750mAh battery provide power and longevity to support data-hungry applications and content, such as catch-up TV and gaming. It also incorporates Huawei’s power saving technology for additional 30% battery efficiencies.
The Ascend G510 features Huawei’s intuitive and customisable Emotion UI, running over the Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system. The Emotion UI allows users to put all that their most important applications and content in one place on the home screen, and offers a wide choice of themes to personalise your home screen.
The Ascend G510 comes with a 5megapixel camera with LED flash for capturing special and impromptu moments on the go.
MediaPad 7 Lite
The ultra-portable MediaPad 7 Lite is the first tablet device to launch in the UK under the Huawei brand, and is again intended as an entry-level product. It weighs just 370g and features a sleek metal uni-body shell, which houses a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor and makes for a very capable audio, video and game player.
The MediaPad 7 Litehas a super-clear 7-inch high-definition IPS display, allowing 1080p playback of video. It runs Android for a rich world of apps and content. It is compatible with nearly all multimedia formats and also features a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
The Huawei Ascend Y210 is available from TalkTalk Mobile now, from £5 per month on contract. The Ascend G510 launches June 4 in black, available on contract from £10 per month. The MediaPad 7 Lite is available now from TalkTalk Mobile bundled with a number of smartphones,including the Ascend Y210.
Consumers can combine purchase of the Ascend Y210 and MediaPad 7 Lite from £15 per month on contract for both. With launch of the Ascend G510, the MediaPad will be available in a contract bundle from £20 per month.