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Huawei A199 Announced In China; Comes With 5 Inch HD Display, Android 4.1 OS

Huawei recently announced the mid-range Huawei A199 smartphone in its home country. This handset was previously leaked by @evleaks as the Huawei Ascend G710. However, the manufacturer decided to launch this device with a brand new name in China. The Huawei A199 packs a 5 inch HD display and a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

This handset runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top of it. Huawei A199 also comes with dual-mode dual-SIM support, which works perfectly on a CDMA network as well as on a GSM network at the same time. Check out the complete specs below.

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Huawei Ascend A199 features a 5 inch HD touch screen display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, Huawei Emotion UI, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, DLNA, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store and a 2150 mAh battery.

The China Telecom logo is placed right below the camera. It clearly indicates that the Huawei A199 will be available for China Telecom subscribers at launch. This handset is also expected to be available for China Unicom subscribers in the coming days. The price of this device will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Huawei Ascend G510 And Ascend Y300 Up For Pre-Order In India

Earlier this year, Huawei introduced two new entry-level smartphone, the Ascend G510 and Ascend Y300. Both of these smartphones runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. Flipkart, a popular online retailer have already started taking the pre-orders of these handsets in India.

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Huawei Ascend G510 features a 4.5 inch display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, VGA front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 340 hours of stand-by time, up to 6 hours of talk-time and a 1700 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend Y300

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Huawei Ascend Y300 comes with a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, Bluetooth, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, up to 320 hours of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time and a 1730 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend G510 comes with a price tag of Rs.10,990 (approx. $200). On the other hand, Huawei Ascend Y300 will be available for just Rs.7,980 (approx. $150). These smartphones will go on sale from the first week of April. You can pre-order these devices from the links posted below.

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend G510 from Flipkart ]

[ Pre-order Huawei Ascend Y300 from Flipkart ]

Huawei Ascend G330 Launched In India For Rs.11,490

Along with the Ascend G600, Huawei has also launched the Android powered Ascend G330 smartphone in India. This handset comes with entry-level specs including a 4 inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and much more. Sadly, the device is being shipped with the out-dated Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. We are not sure if the manufacturer will upgrade this device to the newer version of Android. The Huawei Ascend G330 offers 7 Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati & Punjabi.

Anand Narang, Marketing Director, Huawei Device India, said:
“The Ascend G330 sees Huawei, again, set a new standard for mid-range smartphones customized for Indian market. It offers 7 Indian languages, brings together office power and functionality for young professionals who want a perfect balance of performance and mobile entertainment, without breaking the bank.”

Huawei Ascend G330 features a 4 inch WVGA display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Huawei Emotion UI, 5 megapixel front-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth, DLNA, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 350 hours of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend G330 comes with a price-tag of Rs.11,490 (approx. $210) in India. This handset will compete with other entry-level Android smartphones such as Micromax A101, Xperia Tipo and HTC Explorer in the Indian market. Huawei Ascend G330 can be easily purchased from online channels like Flipkart, Infibeam, Snapdeal as well as from retailers such as Reliance Digital, Croma and Huawei Experience outlets.

Huawei Ascend G600 Launched In India For Rs.14,990

Back in August, Huawei introduced a new member in its Ascend family of smartphones, the Huawei Ascend G600. After waiting for nearly 5 months, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer finally launched this mid-range smartphone in India. This handset packs a 4.5 inch display as well as a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. It runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System and the device is likely to get the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update in the coming weeks.

Victor Shan, President, Huawei Device India, said,
“We are very excited to introduce the new Huawei Ascend G600, which gives more functionality and power for people who expect more from their technology. Building on the success of the Ascend range of smartphones, the Huawei Ascend G600 is the latest masterpiece in mid range portfolio that makes exceptional product experiences accessible for more people.”

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Huawei Ascend G600 features a 4.5 inch LCD IPS qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Huawei Emotion UI, 8 megapixel BSI auto-focus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, double speakers with DTS surround sound and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication) Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, DLNA, 768MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, Google Play Store, up to 15 days of stand-by time and a 1930 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

This handset is designed for young professionals looking for power and functionality not delivered by entry-level smartphones. Huawei Ascend G600 comes with a price-tag of Rs.14,990 (approx. $280) in India.

Huawei Ascend P2 Leaked Press Shot And Specs Emerge

Huawei will soon launch a new Android powered smartphone, the Ascend P2. As the name suggest, this handset is the successor of the last year’s Huawei Ascend P1. The guys at UnwiredView recently shared the leaked press shot and specs of this device. Similar to its predecessor, the Huawei Ascend P2 is expected to come with a thin waistline.

The Huawei Ascend P2 might run on the Android 4.1 or 4.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. This handset is expected to come with a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor. This handset is likely to be announced next month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 in Barcelona. Check out the leaked specs below.

The Huawei Ascend P2 features a 4.5 inch display, Quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 GB of RAM, MicroSD card slot, 3000 mAh battery and the usual connectivity options including Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and more.

Huawei has already sent the invitations of its press event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Huawei Ascend P2 is expected to be unveiled at the same press conference on February 24, 2013. Stay tuned!

Huawei Announces Windows Phone 8 Powered Ascend W1 Smartphone

Along with the recently launched, Ascend Mate and Ascend D2, Huawei has also unveiled an entry-level Ascend W1 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. Unlike the first two smartphones, this handset runs on the Windows Phone 8 Operating System. The specs of this device is somewhat similar to the previously launched Nokia Lumia 620.

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said,
“Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows Phone 8 software, bringing consumers a truly compelling alternative. The addition of the Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”

Huawei Ascend W1 features a 4 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with OGS technology, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor, Windows Phone 8 OS, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and auto-focus, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, up to 470 hours of stand-by time, up to 630 mins of talk-time and a 1950 mAh battery.

Huawei Ascend W1 will be available in blue, red, black and white colors. This handset will go on sale in China and Russia from this month, followed by Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries in the coming weeks.

Huawei Ascend D2 Announced; Comes With 5 Inch 1080p Display, 13 MP Camera

Huawei was already expected to launch a phone/tablet hybrid device. Today, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer finally unveiled the new Huawei Ascend D2 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This device runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System and it comes with a 5 inch 1080p Full HD IPS+ display, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera and so on. This handset is protected by the anti-scratch Corning Gorilla glass and the dust and water resistant IPX 5/4.

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said,
“The Huawei Ascend D2 has the style, power and all-round performance capabilities you would expect from a Huawei Ascend smartphone, but with a revolutionary FHD screen, unsurpassed camera quality and power saving technology to maximize your enjoyment. We are excited to introduce the Huawei Ascend D2, the latest addition to our series of Ascend range of smartphones, as we continue to put great technology into the hands of more people around the world.”

Huawei Ascend D2 features a 5 inch FHD IPS+ Super Retina LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 13 megapixel BSI rear-facing camera with detail capturing technology, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 3000 mAh battery.

Huawei’s properiatery fast battery charging technology enables the Huawei Ascend D2 to be fully charged in 30% less time than its takes other smartphones under the same electricity conditions. Huawei Ascend D2 will go on sale from this month in China, followed by Japan and other Asian markets in the coming months. The price of this device is still unknown.

Huawei Ascend Mate Unveiled; Comes With 6.1 Inch HD Display, 4050 mAh Battery

Along with the Ascend D2, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer has introduced another new member in the Ascend family, the Huawei Ascend Mate. This device is touted to be a “smartphone with the largest screen in the world”. If you were looking for a smartphone larger than the Galaxy Note II, but smaller than the Nexus 7 tablet, then your search finally comes to an end. The Huawei Ascend Mate comes with a 6.1 inch HD display. You heard it right!

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said,
“The Huawei Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs. The Huawei Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally.”

Huawei Ascend Mate features a 6.1 inch HD IPS+ LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1 megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 GB RAM, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 4050 mAh battery.

This handset provides up to two days of ordinary usage on a single charge, thanks to the Huawei’s QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology. Huawei Ascend Mate will be available in crystal black and pure white colors. This handset will go on sale from next month in China. The price of this device will be announced soon.

Huawei’s Comeback: Offers Access to Its Source Code for an Independent Test

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer, Huawei, has been slammed hard by Governments all over the world, and its biggest blow came from the US Government Congressional reports, which suggested Huawei’s possible ties with the Chinese government for spying on the US. Although the congressional reports came in much later after Australia had already rejected Huawei two months ago, it was the nail in the coffin for Huawei. Canada followed suit and threw out Huawei from its own Government network too. Soon thereafter, ZTE lost its Cisco sales partnership over illegal sales, and the world-dominant Chinese telecom hardware space started looking pretty messed up.

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Huawei realized that something had to be done to save its mega-projects and more importantly, its brand name. Huawei is here for business, and bad press can bring about bad business faster these days. The US congressional reports talked more about possibilities than factual evidences of Huawei spying, and the best way out of this fiasco for Huawei, was to let experts take a look at its internals.

In its first aggressive response since the starting of this blame game, Huawei is now challenging the Australian Government (the first one to cry foul) to look at its source code and have it tested through an independent testing facility. Huawei Australia Chief, John Lord says that Huawei feels strongly against state-funded spying. He has made it clear that the protectionism being practiced by the US is not going to ensure security. Lord goes to the extent of tagging this as part of a trade conflict between US and China.

The fiery rhetoric of the US Committee’s report may make good headline-fodder in an election year, but it should really be seen as a missed opportunity.

Cybersecurity infringements, violations are illegal and we would never allow anyone to do that and we haven’t. We would never allow our equipment to be misused and I make that point quite strongly.

Finally, Lord also states that over 70 percent of Huawei’s equipment comes from outside China, and this invalidates the whole premise of the purely apprehensive moves made by a series of Governments worldwide.

ZTE Corporation Loses Cisco Partnership over Illicit Equipment Sales in Iran

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers are having a hard time worldwide, after the US Government’s crackdown on Huawei. Australia has already banned Huawei from its national broadband network project, and recently, Canada banned Huawei from its Government network setup. Huawei is the largest telecom equipment manufacturer in the world, and it has taken a hit from all the bad press. However, another Chinese firm ZTE has also been the subject of investigations along with Huawei.

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After Huawei, now ZTE is facing the heat, as it was involved in banned sales of computer equipment from Cisco to Iran’s telecom companies. ZTE is Cisco’s sales partner, and Iran is in the list of Cisco’s embargoed countries. The incident first surfaced back in March and Cisco was quick to launch a probe into the matter. There have been intermittent reports of both Huawei and ZTE facing trouble since around the same time. Cisco found that ZTE was indeed guilty, and this sparked a series of investigations by the US Government, with FBI launching a criminal probe as well. With this, the five-year-old ZTE Cisco partnership comes to an end.

Steve Stecklow at Reuters Canada writes,

The stories sparked internal probes by the companies involved, as well as investigations by the U.S. Commerce Department, a congressional committee, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ZTE’s general counsel at its Texas-based subsidiary alleged that the parent company plotted a cover-up, including possibly shredding documents, after the first Reuters story broke.

The Cisco-ZTE partnership was made for the sole purpose of competing with Huawei. However, ZTE and Cisco teams never got together. While ZTE was successful in selling Cisco equipment in China, Cisco was not too keen on selling ZTE equipment in the US.