EE bags Huawei Ascend P1 LTE as UK exclusive

EE bags Huawei Ascend P1 LTE as UK exclusiveThe Huawei Ascend P1 was mentioned as an EE LTE launch device a couple of weeks ago, alongside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5.

Now we’re hearing that the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE will remain exclusive to EE in the United Kingdoms.

Of course, EE – the joint venture of Orange and T-Mobile – will be the first network to offer LTE in the UK, getting a cheeky head start over disgruntled rivals Telefonica O2, "Big Red" Vodafone and Hutchison Three.

The latter three are having to wait till Ofcom’s 2013 UK LTE spectrum auction, and now it seems that they’ll miss out on the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE too. Oh dear.

Huawei Ascend P1 LTE specs include a 4.3in Super AMOLED display, 8MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. As an added bonus, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE’s battery will swell to 2,000mAh. That’s compared to 1,670mAh on the original P1.

As for Huawei Ascend P1 LTE UK pricing, it’s a mystery for now, but we’ll inevitably hear more in the weeks to come.

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Pondlife  Sep. 27, 2012 at 13:14

I read it was only exclusive initially, which isn't all that significant as only ones with lte...

s8an  Sep. 27, 2012 at 15:00

ps

3 have bought spectrum from EE so wont have to wait until 2013

AhmadCentral  Sep. 27, 2012 at 15:22

What happened to the D Quad?

Pondlife  Sep. 27, 2012 at 15:38

ps

3 have bought spectrum from EE so wont have to wait until 2013


ps they don't have to let them have the spectrum until 2013...

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2012 at 18:51

What happened to the D Quad?
It disappeared off the face of the earth when Huawei realised that making their own QC processor isn't as easy as Samsung makes it look.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 27, 2012 at 19:02

I really thought it would be the phone that would give Huawei a name, other than 'That company that made my broadband dongle that i can't pronounce'

Pondlife  Sep. 27, 2012 at 19:10

Thought it got a release in China fwiw

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2012 at 19:25

I really thought it would be the phone that would give Huawei a name, other than 'That company that made my broadband dongle that i can't pronounce'
As did I. But Feb was a long time ago...

sarfralogy  Sep. 27, 2012 at 20:30

Recently, Huawei has come under intense scrutiny by numerous Western world governments because of its alleged affiliation with the Chinese military. The company has been blocked from pursuing several large business transactions. http://su.pr/849qFG

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