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O2 To Release Two Exclusive Huawei Smartphones

O2 has won an exclusive deal with Huawei, to be the only UK network to stock both the new Ascend Y 100 and G7105 handsets.

The Ascend Y 100 is an entry-level smartphone from the expanding range of Ascend devices, from the Chinese manufacturer.

"We are delighted O2 UK is backing Huawei's emerging portfolio and brand with launch of the Huawei Ascend Y 100", said Huawei UK Executive Vice President Mark Mitchinson.

"The Ascend Y 100 puts easy usability at the very heart of the experience with its unique interface, and makes the transition to smartphones less daunting and more enjoyable. The G 7105 affords astonishing value and functionality in a stylish feature phone."

The Ascend Y 100 runs from the Android 'Gingerbread' 2.3 OS and features a two-megapixel camera that shoots video at "double the speed of other entry level smartphones". The device will be available from the 1st of June, free on a £10 per month contact, or £79.99 on PAYG.

The G7105 features a full 2.8in LCD touchscreen, with the storage being expandable to 4GB. The device will be available from the 11th May for £39.99 in white or pink, through selected O2 channels.

David Johnson,Telefónica O2 UK General Manager of Devices, commented: "We're really pleased to be working with Huawei to bring Android to a whole new audience. The Ascend Y 100 packs in everything Android has to offer, as well as a simple interface and slim design, at a lower than ever price point. The G 7105 meanwhile is also simple, easy to use and easy on the pocket. We look forward to working more with Huawei in the future."