Huawei has recently been flooding the market with a variety of handsets at every price point. It seems like that the introduction of 3G and 4G in Pakistan has made manufacturers like Huawei eager to lock down the newly adopting mobile phone users while still providing choice for the higher end customers.
The latest addition to the Huawei family is the Ascend Y520. A budget oriented device, the Y520 comes with a 4.5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. One thing that got our attention was the fact that the screen has 256k colors, rather than the 16M colors that has become norm. So you might want to test out the phone and see if the display is good enough before you commit to the purchase.
The Y520 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor and is paired up with 512MB of RAM. At the back it has a 5MP camera and it comes with a microSD card and 4GB of internal memory. Everything is powered by a 1730mAh battery. The handset will run Android 4.4 KitKat but there is no word on whether an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade will be offered.
The Huawei Y520 will go on sale starting on November 8 for roughly 11,000 PKR. At that price point, the offered specs are going to provide stiff competition to the likes of Qmobile, who have established themselves in the lower and lower-middle end of the Android smartphone market.
The introduction of the budget oriented Y-series caps off Huawei’s serious push into the Pakistani market.
We previously covered how Huawei poached Humaima Malick from Samsung for their advertisement campaign and it seems like the TVC’s will start hitting the screen featuring the Y520 in the very near future.
Ascend Y520 Specifications
- 4.5 inch LCD
- FWVGA (854 x 480)
- 256k colors
- CPU: MTK6572 Dual-core 1.3GHz
- Operation System: Android™ 4.4 with Emotions UI
- Memory :
- RAM : 512M
- ROM : 4GB
- MicroSD (up to 32GB)
- Network: 2G, 3G,
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth with EDR, MicroUSB,
- Sensors: G-sensor
- Rear Camera: 5.0 Mega pixel FF
- Front: 0.3 Mega pixel
- Battery: 1730mAh
- Price in Pakistan: Rs. 11,000