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Huawei and ZTE scrap for mid-range UK market share

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Chinese mobile manufacturers Huawei and ZTE each announced the UK rollout of their respective mid-range handsets last week, the Ascend P1 and the Grand X.

Huawei's Ascend P1 packs a 4.3in touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540. It comes running into the market with a 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor powering Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There's also an 8Mp rear-facing camera, a 1.3Mp front-facer and 4GB of built-in memory with 1GB of Ram.

Huawei Ascend P1

The handset will be free on monthly contracts at Vodafone from £26 this August. PAYG prices have yet to be set, however when the Ascend P1 was launched in China earlier this year, it clocked in around £300.

Neighbouring rival ZTE, revealed its flagship powerhouse the Grand X this week, which rolls with Virgin Media here in the UK.

As with Huawei's handset, the Grand X packs a 4.3in display with an identical resolution. It also runs Android 4.0 ICS and features 4GB of built-in memory. That's where the similarities end, though.

ZTE Grand X

The dual-core processor here is a 1GHz Tegra 2 one, the camera is a standard 5Mp and Ram is a mere 512MB. It will however cost a couple of quid less on monthly contracts than Huawei's entry, when it also launches in the early August timeframe. The Grand X will also be available on pre-pay for £190.

Either way, it seems we'll all have access to to some pretty snazzy specs in the mid-range Android market this summer. ®

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