According to unconfirmed reports, Huawei is prepping another mid-range Android smartphone. Called G610-C00, this fellow will likely sport a 5.4-inch screen and pack a quad-core Mediatek CPU under the hood.
Huawei has plenty of Android-based smartphones in the pipeline, each covering a different market niche, but a little diversity never hurt anyone, right? That’s what we thought, which is why we were not surprised to hear about another Huawei device rumored to be on track for a summer release.
This one is currently known as the G610-C00, but it’s likely going to be marketed simply as the Ascend G610. Based on that name, you can imagine it will find a warm place below the G700, but slightly above the G600 on the Android food chain.
That should make the new fellow nothing but a run-of-the-mill mid-ranger, but the twist is its size. The thing will reportedly sport a massive 5.4-inch display, which is not exactly customary for entry-level or mid-end smartphones.
Unfortunately, the screen will only boast a 960 x 540 pixels resolution, so the resulting ppi is… well, pitiful – 204. On the flipside, there will be a quad-core processor beneath the hood, namely a 1.2 GHz MT6589, as well as 1 gig of RAM and a fairly comfy 2,150 mAh battery.
You can’t complain of how things look on the software side either, with the G610 expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while the 5 MP rear camera sounds a little underwhelming, but definitely not terrible.
In terms of design, the existent photos make us think Huawei could have narrowed down the bezels a little. Otherwise, the phone doesn’t look all that bad, supposedly weighing a pretty hefty 170 grams, but measuring a decent 9.7 mm in thickness.
The other “known” features are dual-SIM support and DTS sound enhancements, while the release date and pricing are of course kept under lock and key for now. Chances are we'll be hearing sooner rather than later on those two fronts though, so be sure to keep in touch with our website if you like your phones big, bad, but also affordable.