The low-end of the Android market is set to receive a new competitor in the form of the Huawei Ascend G300.
The touchscreen Android handset was announced by Vodafone, which said it would be the exclusive stockist of the device, on Thursday. It will be available to buy in-store and online from Friday from £100 on pay-as-you-go (PAYG), Vodafone said.
The device will arrive running the Gingerbread version of the Android operating system; however, Vodafone said it will get an upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the OS in the summer, making it one of the cheapest handsets to offer Android 4.0 to date.
Other key specs of the Huawei Ascend G300 include a 4-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. It also provides 2.5GB of internal storage, expandable by an additional 32GB using a microSD card.
The handset costs £100 on PAYG when bought with at least a £10 top-up, or is available on contract options from free on 24-month £15.50 plans which also includes, 100 voice minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data usage.
Huawei's low-end handset will go up against other Android offerings from manufacturers such as ZTE, as well as Windows Phone rivals from Nokia's stable.
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