Huawei Blaze launching at Phones 4U on September 30th, for £99

The Huawei INVASION of the UK is about to begin, with the first of its own-brand models about to go on sale at Phones 4U. The Blaze has been given a PAYG price of £99.95 by the retailer, which for a new phone running Android 2.3 is a pretty impressive option.

The Blaze is powered by the Qualcomm MSM7227, with a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen, 3.2megapixel camera and FM radio.

huawei blaze

Not bad for under £100. The Huawei Blaze will be a short-term exclusive at Phones 4U, as announced a few weeks ago. Here’s the full announcement about the launch:


Phones 4u, the UK’s leading mobile retailer for the youth and value segments, is pleased to announce that Huawei’s first own-brand smartphone, the Huawei Blaze, will go on sale at Phones 4u from 30th September.

After announcing last month that it will have an exclusive lead to market on the Huawei Blaze, and is the first UK retailer to secure distribution rights to Huawei’s flagship Vision smartphone, Phones 4u can now confirm that the Huawei Blaze will be priced from £99.95 on pay as you go on a range of networks at Phones 4u.

The Huawei Blaze smartphone, which will run on Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS, will be available from Phones 4u in black, with interchangeable white and pink accessory covers included. Phones 4u will be the only retailer to exclusively offer the interchangeable white cover, and has an exclusive lead to market on the pink.

Scott Hooton, Phones 4u Trading Director commented: “The Huawei Blaze is one of a number of pay as you go exclusives we’ve secured for our customers in time for Christmas, ensuring we have a wide range of the latest technology across a broad range of colours and price points, offering something for everyone. The Huawei Blaze is not only a great looking, high specification smartphone, powered by the latest Android system, and crammed with great features – it’s also affordably priced and will prove enormously popular with the UK youth market through 2011 and the Christmas pay as you go ‘gifting’ season.”

Huawei Blaze features include…

· Google Android 2.3
· 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive curved touchscreen
· 3.2 megapixel front-facing camera
· 110mm by 56.5mm by 11.2mm
· Less than 115g
· MSM7227; HSDPA 7.2Mbps; UMTS900/2100M; Edge (Optional) / GSM
· 256MB, RAM512MB flash
· Up to 16G Micro SD (External)
· 72 polyphonic ringtones
· Bluetooth BT2.1, A2DP
· Micro USB 2.0 + 3.5mm jack
· 801.11b/g/n
· FM radio
· Support navigation online
· Proximity sensor/acceleration

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  1. The Orange San Fran is still the better option.

    • Simon

       /  September 21, 2011

      The San Francisco really is the kind of budget phones. I do hope we see a good replacement soon (and not the Monte Carlo..)

  2. 3.2 front facing camera????

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