The Hauwei Ascend Y550 is one of a bunch of smartphone devices being brought to market in Europe by Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei. The Ascend Y530 represents the company’s main thrust in the 4.5 inch, entry-level segment and will come to market for around €129. Mobile Geeks catch up with the Ascend Y530 at IFA 2014:
Despite the diminutive price tag, the Ascend Y550 actually packs quite a lot of features and that might not expect to see on a device at this price point. Starting with the processor platform that powers the device, you are getting a new 64-bit capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz. This means that the Ascend Y550 will be one of the first entry-level devices on the market that 64-bit ready, something that will grow in significance when Google rolls out the next gen 64-bit Android platform.
For the walk through of the Ascend Y550, check out the full hands on video below:
The Ascend Y550, you may also be surprised to learn, also offers category 4 LTE support, which means speeds of up to 150mbps. This is exceptional, as most devices in this price segment will not support 4G in any form. Other specs include 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage which can easily be supplemented with microSD card.
In terms of the devices display, you are getting a 4.5 inch, 854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution panel. The display is an IPS LCD with reasonably good viewing angles, but the low resolution does tend to make the Android UI look a little pixelated under closer examnation.
Within the context of the €129 price tag, the Huawei Ascend Y550 looks like another winner for a company that has big ambitions on a global level.