Huawei is known well for their great budget handsets, and especially in Europe, they are usually the first manufacturer to go to when you’re in need of a fairly cheap device. This week, information has been unveiled on the new budget Huawei Ascend Y530, and plans have been scheduled for a Europe release later this year.
The Huawei Ascend Y530 will be the successor of the two Y511 and Y300 models released last year, and will come installed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, as well as Huawei’s low impact Emotion UI.
On the hardware side of things, the new Huawei Ascend Y530 comes with a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, although this is a strange aspect ratio to go with, it will grant the Huawei Ascend Y530 a PPI of 217, which is pretty decent for a budget device.
The Huawei Ascend will also come with a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 processor, which seems to be the standard for entry level devices this year. The device will only come with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, but Jelly Bean’s project butter and the fairly minimal Emotion UI should mean most of that is available for app usage and browsing. Owners will also be able to use MicroSD cards on the Huawei Ascend Y530.
The device has been targeted at young users, and will be undergoing a rollout, starting in Germany, this March. The device has been set with a $149 price tag, which is the equivalent to $200.
Personally, I think the Ascend Y530 should sell fairly well, and hopefully a KitKat upgrade will be in the works, because that will allow owners to get the most out of the phones fairly small 512MB of RAM, because at the moment, this seems to be the only bottleneck to the phone’s performance.