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Look out iPhone: Chinese giant Huawei is planning to ‘disrupt’ the market with its dual-core smartphone for $499.
The Ascend P1, which has been flagged as “where beauty meets brains,” is a slim smartphone with a 7.69mm body but houses a super bright 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display and potent dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor for faster multi tasking.

Similar to the S III, Google Nexus and other Androids like HTC and Motorola, Huawei’s “flagship” Ascend P1 runs Android’s latest platform, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Other specs of note include an 8MP high dynamic range camera with flash, Full HD 1080p video recording, Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus for impressive 5.1 surround sound when connected to a home theatre system and 1GB RAM.

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The dual flash LED and HDR effect optimisation on the camera will “capture every detail in any environment,” says Huawei who until recently stuck to low end budget devices, but have now upped the ante and could prove a serious rival to other Android players in OZ.

Software wise, Ascend P1 also allows you edit PowerPoint and PDF documents.

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“The Ascend P1 is not only a highly capable smartphone packing powerful technology; it offers users something that is beautifully designed and crafted,” commented Mark Treadwell, Head of Marketing, Huawei.

 

“The launch of this flagship mobile in Australia is further proof Huawei is a disruptive player in the competitive smartphone industry. We are committed to providing Australian consumers with high-quality mobiles combined with honest pricing

The Huawei Ascend P1 can be purchased outright from Dick Smith for $499, but no other carriers are selling the device to our knowledge, although Mobicity are selling it for $489.

The Chinese brand are set to launch a slew of high end mobile devices in Oz later this year. 

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