Huawei will launch the Ascend G300 on Vodafone as from Friday for only £100 on Pay as you go with a minimum £10 top up or on a two year contract at £15 per month with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB data allowance.
Vodafone's press release claims that the G300 represents "a new standard of pay-as-you-go smartphone" and in all objectivity, it does. The phone will remain exclusive to Vodafone for three months.
The G300 - which was showcased at Mobile World Congress 2012 - comes with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution, a single core processor clocked at 1GHz, a 1500mAh battery, 2.5GB onboard storage plus a five megapixel shooter and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Other features include a microSD card slot, a chrome and white finish, Wi-Fi and a weight of only 130g. Huawei has not confirmed the amount of system memory but given the fact that it will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich later this summer, one would believe that it has 512MB RAM.
If that's the case, then the Huawei G300, otherwise known as the Asura, will have almost the same configuration as the two two year old Samsung Galaxy S but will launch at a quarter of the original selling price of the handset.
Not surprisingly, the G300 earns a spot amongst our top three best smartphone deal in the country on par with the ZTE Blade 2 and the HTC Evo 3D.