Huawei Ascend G510 showcased at MWC 2013

Huawei has added to its collection of mid-range Android handsets, with the Huawei Ascend G510 showcased at MWC 2013 as a follow-on for the Huawei Ascend G300.

Set to be formally unveiled later in the week, the Huawei Ascend G510 has been demoed on the Chinese manufacturer’s stand with the device playing host to a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

Tipped as an entertainment device by Huawei Product Director James Powell, the Huawei Ascend G510 is set to become an affordable phone with specs far superior to its price tag and a raft of multimedia capabilities in tow. The G510 follows yesterday’s formal unveiling of the Huawei Ascend P2.

Huawei Ascend G510 Features

Measuring in at 9.9mm thick and 150g in weight, the Huawei Ascend G510 will see a 1.2GHz dual-core processor line up alongside a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS touchscreen display. With Huawei’s latest Emotion UI iteration running over Android, the G510 homescreens are set to play host to a selection of interchangeable and dynamic widgets.

Featuring the usual selection of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity options, the Huawei Ascend G510 specs sheet is to see the handset’s display further bolstered by an integrated light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.

With a 1700mAh battery keeping things chugging along, the Huawei Ascend G510 camera selection will see the handset’s 5-megapixel rear-mounted snapper with autofocus and 720p HD video recording, further enhanced by a second, 0.3-megapixel camera on the device’s fore.

Huawei Ascend G510 Release Date and Price

Although an official Huawei Ascend G510 UK release date has yet to be confirmed, official Huawei spokespeople informed us that the device will be hitting retailers “sometime between April and May.

Again, with a formal Huawei Ascend G510 price tag still up in the air, the company representatives revealed that the G300 replacement is likely to land “around  the £120 mark.”

Will the newly unveiled Huawei Ascend G510 tempt you into upgrading from the Huawei Ascend G300 or are you unimpressed by the new handset’s improvements? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

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