(Pocket-lint) - Huawei wants to take HTC's crown with the launch of a metal-bodied device of its own. The Huawei Ascend G7 was announced today at IFA 2014.
The Ascend G7 is a 5.5-inch smartphone with a body that's mostly metal, with only a couple of plastic sections in the rear, presumably to aid network connectivity.
Although the Ascend G7 is pushing a premium design, it stays true to what we expect from Huawei, with an estimated street price of around €249, a fraction of what you'd pay for the HTC One M8.
The display, however, is a 1280 x 720 panel, that's 267ppi, a reflection of it's price point.
Some other specs reflect that pricing too, with a chipset aimed at the budget crowd. Under the skin there's a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with 2GB of RAM.
There is, however, 16GB of internal storage and the option to expand up to 64GB via microSD. There's a large 3,000mAh battery, so we'd expect it to offer some endurance.
There's a 13-megapixel camera on the rear - the same as the Ascend P7 - as well as a 5-megapixel camera on the front, so it should be capable when it comes to taking photos.
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The Huawei Ascend G7 will be available in grey, silver or gold colours and will be available from November 2014.