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There seems to be no shortage of decent Android phones at impressively low prices in China made by local companies. Today, Huawei announced the T8830, a dual-core ICS droid for $104.

As you can imagine, the specs are nothing earth-shattering, but they actually sound pretty good, considering that we’re talking about featurephone-like pricing. The Huawei T8830 packs a 4″ WVGA screen with Gorilla Glass, dual-core Mediatek MT6517 chipset, 512MB RAM and a 3.2MP camera. It’s running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

Not too bad, but small local brands are providing tough competition, promising a gig of RAM, 8MP camera and Jelly Bean at a $100 price point. As with other such phones, the Huawei T8830 and its competitors are tough to get outside of China, though.

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Samsung has released a budget Android LTE smartphone on the US Cellular network called the Galaxy Axiom. The phone will be available on a two year contract for $79.99 and for $399.99 outright.

The Samsung Galaxy Axiom is a CDMA/LTE handset with a 4-inch, 800 x 480 LCD, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 4GB internal memory (1.85GB available to the user) with microSD card slot, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 2,100mAh battery. The phone also includes support for the Google Wallet service.


Rumored for a next year release comes the ZTE Apache. It will reportedly run on an 8 (that’s right, eight) core processor made by MediaTek. It will be made using the TSMC 28 nm process with Cortex-A15 CPU inside.

The ZTE Apache is expected to arrive by May next year and sport a 13 MP camera, 1080p display, 3G and 4G LTE. There’s nothing else we know about the smartphone at this stage, but ZTE already has our attention.

The first dual-core smartphone come to the market in early 2011 and the first quad-cores were unveiled at the MWC in February this year. This means that seeing eight-cores in 2013 is possible.

Perhaps ZTE will be using a big.Little architecture, similar to the one Samsung is working on.

These are just rumors so take them with a grain of salt for now.

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After posing in front of the camera several times now, it was high time for the Huawei Ascend W1 to be captured on video.

Techblog.gr was lucky enough to get hold of the device and give it a quick spin in front of the camera. This particular Ascend W1 unit is colored blue, and we have it say it looks better than previous images suggested.

Check out the hands-on video below.

The source of the video also suggests that the price of the Ascend W1 “will not exceed $200″, which sounds a bit hard to believe, but not impossible considering the device’s entry-level nature.

The Huawei Ascend W1 is rumored to sport a 4” WVGA display and a 1.2GHz dual-core Krait processor. The device is also said to feature a 2000mAh battery and NFC capability, complete with a 5MP camera with LED flash.