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Huawei Ascend Y Coming to US Cellular, Priced at $30 on Contract

Huawei is bringing a new handset to US Cellular subscribers, the Ascend Y model, a cheap phone with Gingerbread on board. It all comes in a time of tension related to Huawei in USA, since controversy surrounding the Chinese companies in the States and their threat to security has been a hot topic lately.

Anyway, the newcomer is pictured above and it’s quite a decent piece of engineering, with a 3.5 inch 480 x 320 pixel display, plus a 3.2 megapixel camera. When I say “decent”, I’m also thinking you pay only $30 for this device, on contract. DTS Envelo is a technology available on this model, that provides virtual surround sound to enhance the audio experience. The device’s price is applied with a 2 year contract.

The handset is supposed to provide over 4.8 hours of talk time and 12.7 days of standby time. Huawei Ascend Y also comes with Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and SWYPE input. You can bet that it will get stuck at Android 2.3 for a while now and I really would be curios to know what CPU is available inside, although I’m guessing something like 600 MHz or 800 MHz.