Huawei Does Quad-Core on the Cheap With $225 G520

Huawei put on one of the more interesting showings at this year’s CES, so we’re finding ourselves paying just a little bit more attention to the company’s products, including some that didn’t make the CES cut. Today we hear about a new model that, while it doesn’t have the most cutting-edge specs around, looks to present a pretty decent entry-level Android at a killer price.

The Huawei G520 will go up for sale in China on January 21, selling for what works out to just $225. For that money, you’ll get an Android 4.x handset built around a quad-core SoC. Unfortunately, this isn’t any Snapdragon, but a Mediatek MT6589 running four A7 cores at 1.2GHz. Admittedly, that’s a trade-off, but performance and efficiency are reportedly still pretty good.

There’s a 4.5-inch screen (though no info on its resolution), a five-megapixel main camera, and 512MB of RAM. Honestly, that last one’s a bit of a disappointment, but for a phone that’s twenty-five percent cheaper than even the Nexus 4, cuts have to come from somewhere.

So far, there’s no word on this guy coming to the States, but it might make a great option for some of the pre-paid carriers, especially if Huawei can get it down to $200 even.

Source: GizChina
Via: Unwired View

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