Huawei’s dual-core Ascend G510 now in the Philippines, free at Sun Plan 450

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese smartphone brand Huawei on Friday announced the local availability of its latest mid-range smartphone, the Ascend G510, which will be bundled up and offered free with Sun Cellular’s Postpaid Plan 450.

The Ascend G510 comes with a 4.5-inch IPS display, which makes it an ideal entertainment device while on the go as its 854 x 480-resolution screen provides the best view from every angle. It’s capably powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8225 from Qualcomm, and runs the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

No retail pricing has been made available yet, but consumers who want to avail of the Ascend G510 can get it for free at Sun Cellular’s Plan 450, which already includes unlimited calls and texts within the Sun network, as well as 250 texts to other networks and 20 hours of mobile Internet every month.

The Ascend G510 is the technical successor to the Ascend G300, which Huawei deems as “highly successful” and has garnered a number of awards for combining stellar features in a mid-range price.

“Huawei is bringing new hardware and software innovation to this market; and not just to the high-end. For years, ‘entry-level’ smartphones have meant compromise – phones not powerful enough, with screens not big enough, to be able to truly deliver on the promise of the mobile internet,” argued Johnson Ma, Country Manager at Huawei Device Philippines.

Huawei’s latest smartphone seeks to challenge that notion, Ma added, as it stands as the company’s most powerful smartphone in the low-to-mid-tier category. “It brings the very latest smartphone technology to the heart of broad consumer mass market, delivering big-screen mobile entertainment without compromise,” he added.

The company is billing the Ascend G510 as an on-the-go entertainment device, with its wide, 4.5-inch screen enabling enjoyment of video without having to squint one’s eyes. It also comes with DTS surround sound capability, which boosts audio quality and entertainment, supported by its 1750 mAh battery.

This is the latest in a series of smartphones that Huawei released in partnership with Sun Cellular, as it aims to expand its local market share by 10 to 15 percent this year.

Listed below are the detailed specifications of the Huawei Ascend G510:
4.5 inch IPS Display screen
Dual Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 Processors
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
854 x 480 pixels Display Resolution
5 Seconds High Speed Boot
DTS Audio Surround Sound
512 MB RAM + 4 GB Internal Memory which is expandable upto 32 GB
5 MP Primary Camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash + 0.3 MB Front Facing Camera
3.5 mm Audio Jack, FM Radio
7.2 Mbps HSDPA 3G/ Wifi 802.11 b/g/n/ Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
134mm x 67mm x 9.9 mm thick and 150 grams
1750 mAh Battery