Huawei Ascend G7 launches as metallic mid-ranger


The six-inch Ascend Mate 7 phablet isn’t Huawei’s only new device ready to premiere in Berlin today, and while that one may very well be up in the flagship space, the manufacturer came prepared to introduce models hitting a variety of price points. We’ve just seen it go official with a new mid-ranger, the 5.5-inch Ascend G7.

Like the Ascend Mate 7, one of the big selling points Huawei is pushing for the Ascend G7 is the phone’s metallic construction, giving it a premium look and feel. Unsurprisingly, though, this being a mid-range device, the rest of the hardware takes a few hits. Like that 5.5-inch screen: instead of 1080p, it’s only a 720p component. And instead of an octa-core Kirin SoC, the G7 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon – a 400, by the sound of things nope, it’s a 410.

The Ascend G7 features a 13MP main camera, 5MP front-facer with wide-angle lens, and runs the company’s EMUI 3.0 interface. A beefy 3000mAh battery should give the phone over a day of operation per charge, and that’s with what Huawei claims is heavy usage.

Sales of the G7 will get underway later this month, with launch markets covering numerous European nations, South Africa, and Mexico. Huawei’s setting the phone’s price at just about 300 EUR, and we’ll be curious to see if that’s truly low enough to get shoppers interested.


Source: Huawei

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