Huawei Ascend G7

IFA 2014 At its IFA press conference, Huawei announced the Ascend G7 – an affordable 5.5-inch smartphone with an all-metallic chassis – and a special edition of the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display.

With a thickness of 7.6mm and a brushed metal design available in silver, grey and golden hues, the Ascend G7 is the latest device to feature a 64-bit processor. While the Desire 820 and Lenovo Vibe Z2 favored the 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 615, Huawei has decided to go with the 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 on the G7. Other specs of the device include a 5.5-inch 720p display, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB via microSD, 13 MP camera at the back with Sony's fourth-generation Exmor imaging sensor, 5 MP front shooter with wide-angle lens, LTE Category 4 connectivity and a 3,000 mAh battery. When it comes to the software, the Ascend G7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat overlaid with Huawei's Emotion 3.0 user interface.

Boasting a €250 (£199 / $325) price tag, the Ascend G7 will be available sometime in the month of November.

The Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition will launch in limited quantities later this quarter in China. Dubbed as the first LTE handset in the country with a sapphire screen, the Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition features increased scratch resistance as well as superior infrared and thermal conductivity. Specs of the device are unchanged from the standard Ascend P7, and include a 5-inch full-HD display, 1.8 GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, LTE Category 4 connectivity, 13 MP camera at the back and an 8 MP shooter at the front along with a 2500 mAh battery.

This isn't the first time Huawei launched a limited edition of the Ascend P7, as the manufacturer unveiled an Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition earlier this year for fans of the club.

 

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Huawei announces all-metal Ascend G7, decks out Ascend P7 with a sapphire display

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Nothing about this phone screams iPhone to me, not even the back of it. But, then again, I don't run around trying to compare everything under the sun to the iPhone, lol.

its does, and whats awesome now is that apple cant really claim "first smartphone with a sapphire display"!!! LMFAO!!!

The new kyocera brigadear is the first smartphone with sapphire crystal display on Verizon.

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i didnt know that! I sincerely hope that this is not a fad. having many watches with sapphire crystal faces, i cannot even tell you how amazingly scratch proof they are. Not sure if scaling it up to smartphone sized it will retain that as much, but it is truly and amazing material.

Can't believe how much you're copping for saying that, I also think this phone looks like a blatant copy of the iPhone. The back is almost identical to the white 5s and the way the metal band parts at the top? Stop your Android fanboyism and just accept the fact that some things actually do look like blatant copies? When people say stuff like oh the Nexus 5 looks like an iPhone (not that ive heard that but just an example), then sure slam them all you want cause that absurd...

I don't say this too often about Android devices as normally its the other way around in Softwear... But seriously that phone looks way to close to the iPhone... Sent for the amazing LG G3

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Nice! Please people get off the iPhones **&%^! Do people have any brain process outside of Apple and the iPhone? As if other Manufacturers can't produce something better than the i!

they do.. but LOOK at teh phone. No way you can tell me they didnt take inspiration from an iphone. How about companies make phones that dont look like that and then people wont say it. No one says that about the One, or G3. Great phones... and they dont look anything like an iphone. however.... THIS phone looks VERY much like an iphone. Its a realistic observation. Why would people not mention it?

Exactly, this is by far the most blatant rip off of any product I've seen for a while.

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G7 looks nice despite it being obviously Apple inspired. Lots of nice mid-rangers being announced. I wonder how good the build quality is and how much of it is really metal.

News flash, Apple was not the first company to manufacture or bring a smartphone to market.

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Are you talking pre-iphone days? because those bb and their clones (samsung blackjack) were not smartphones, more like glorified beepers. I am talking from experience here since I owned a few of them back in the day. What we call smartphones now are all base on the iphone which are ios ripped off (bought to you of course by google). Every oem's (google included) have an iphone template in their drawers somewhere, that's what every company did once the iphone was introduced in 2007. Just look around and see that the world of smartphone and smart things are all base on what the iphone introduced. You don't have to like apple to recognized what those guys accomplished and it made the company the biggest company in the world as a reward.

LOL @ glorified beepers. HTC has been making true smartphones for quite some time now. I had some pretty amazing HTC Windows phones and of course there was also Palm Treos (which I had as well). The smartphone market was alive and well before the iPhone, though the iPhone no doubt helped to bring it mainstream.

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Verizon? Hello! Can you get some of these awesome phones, please? Lenovo, Huawei, XiaoMi...

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I mean......... It doesss kinda look.. like an iPhone... Just sayin.. Lol

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Even more proof that Apple just fears Samsung. Another of a few devices I've seen for years that look almost identical as an iPhone but they won't get sued by Apple like the other ones didn't.