Chinese giant Huawei officially introduced the Huawei Ascend G7, Ascend Mate 7, and a refreshed version of Huawei Ascend P7 during the annual IFA press conference in Berlin. Ascend G7 is a mid-range smartphone with a strong metallic body and on the other hand, Ascend Mate 7 is a six-inch phablet with a slim design and ‘premium’ specs. However, Ascend P7 is refreshed with some minor changes in its external hardware.
Huawei Ascend G7 is a 5.5 inch smartphone with a 7.6 mm chassis, and a brushed metal design available in silver, grey and golden hues, it’s hard to believe that it’s actually a mid-range smartphone. It’s also the latest device to feature the 64-bit octa-core 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410. Along with a strong processor, it will be running on Android 4.4 KitKat with Huawei Emotion 3.0 user interface, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP camera at the back with Sony Exmor imaging sensor, 5 MP front facing camera, LTE connectivity and a 3,000 mAh battery. It will be available in the month of November with a price tag of €250 ($325).
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is rocking a 6-inch display with 1080p resolution, and its body is also crafted out of metal. Under the hood, it is running on a octa-core Kirin 925 processor, a 13MP camera with Sony Exmor lens, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 4100mAh battery. However, the device will be available in two variants: 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and a premium version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and they will cost €500 and €600 respectively. It will be available in both Asia and Europe this quarter.
Huawei made some changes with Ascend P7, and introduced the limited-edition Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition. It will be available only in China, and it is dubbed as the first LTE device with a sapphire screen. Along with a 5-inch full HD sapphire screen, it will also have a ceramic back panel which is itself a damage resistant material. Other than that, everything else is just like the original version i.e. 1.8 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T processor, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP camera with 8 MP front facing camera, 16 GB internal memory, LTE connectivity and a 2500 mAh battery.
Huawei keeps impressing the critics with new smartphones and by every passing year, they are turning out to be a stronger and a better contender. They hold a very strong position in China, but can they do the same in the international market? It is still too early to say that.