Huawei Ascend P1 to cost £365-ish!

Huawei Ascend P1 to cost £365-ish!We must say, we're quite excited about getting our grubby mitts on the Huawei Ascend P1 to have a bit of a play. And even more excited to see how cheap it's going to be.

According to two European sites (they being Amazon Germany and Italian site Unieuro), this latest little blighter will set you back £365 or so when it finally makes it here. IF it makes it here, since Huawei hasn't given any official word yet on availability etc.

On the surface, it certainly looks like great value - up there with specs to match the likes of the HTC One S. Up front, there's a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a not-too-shabby 8MP camera round the back. The frame is slim at 7.69mm all in. And of course, powering the whole experience is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a dual-core 1.5GHz processor.

But we knew all of that at CES nigh on six months ago now, and those specs - whilst still respectable - aren't providing anything you won't get from other Android vendors these days.

Huawei has made it clear it wants to become one of the big boys in the handset market, but we can't help thinking it'll have to do something extra special to create that splash.

Remember, Huawei is not a new firm. A bit like HTC, it earned it stripes (well, here in the West anyway) making branded handsets and dongles for other providers and has only recently decided to show itself off under its own brand.

And it is a massive supplier of handsets in China, which explains why the Ascend P1 is on sale there already and has been for the last two months.

In fact, unusually, for once Europe seems to be right at the bottom of the release chain. China got it first in April, followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia in May and Latin America in June with us down to get it in the "summer".

Via TechRadar

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 15, 2012 at 19:01

What happened to their quad-core phone? Is that ever getting released?

Pondlife  Jun. 15, 2012 at 20:16

The D1 quad?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 15, 2012 at 20:22

Yeah, that one.

Pondlife  Jun. 15, 2012 at 20:46

Last I read (from you and Jan) was that it was due next month ;)

Hard to see this as desirable at £365 when the D1quad was supposed to be around £400

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 16, 2012 at 00:10

I must have looked that up just before I wrote it, as I can't remember writing it haha :D. Well, they said it'd have an RRP 20% less than its competitors, but the Galaxy S3's RRP is actually £580 (look on Play.com).

Pondlife  Jun. 16, 2012 at 01:55

Wow had no idea that was rrp as everyone seems to be selling at 499.
I didn't recall it either it came up on google search lol

Pondlife  Jun. 16, 2012 at 01:58

SGS2 at Asda for £330 better option than P1 no?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 16, 2012 at 11:08

SGS2 at Asda for £330 better option than P1 no?
Probably a much better phone, I'd definitely go for a cheaper S2 over the more expensive Huawei.

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