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Huawei has announced a new premium metal clad smartphone that is smaller than its latest flagship model at the IFA 2014 in Berlin. The Chinese company describes the Ascend G7 as a "beautiful crafted, elegant metallic designed" smartphone. The handset maker was previously criticized for not coming up with a phone with "premium" feel.
The Ascend G7, which was announced today at IFA 2014, sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720p HD. Although the phone is made out of metal, its street price of 299 Euro or Rs. 23,920 could be an icing on the cake.
Under the hood is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. The device does offer an expandable storage via a microSD card slot (up to 64GB). There's a 13-megapixel rear facing camera on the rear, alongside a 5-megapixel shooter on the front.
Notably, the Ascend G7 is 4G LTE-enabled, meaning you can download HD-quality movies in a fraction of seconds. Ascend G7 will launch with EMUI 3.0, the new version of Huawei's intuitive user interface. The device weighs-in at 165g and measures 7.6mm in terms of thickness. The makers have added a 3000mAh battery fitted inside.
"The vibrant 4G LTE-enabled Ascend G7 has been created for consumers around the world to 'Make it Possible' to embrace their individuality and live life their own way," said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group
The Huawei Ascend G7 will be available in Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands Turkey, Poland, Norway, South Africa and Mexico from September 2014, with other markets to follow. There's no word on India release just yet.
Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!