Target - Vodafone - Huawei Ascend G526
4G is becoming the new standard for communications in Australia, most carriers are pushing their LTE plans and spruiking the coverage they offer. But one thing that has so far failed to emerge are super affordable 4G phones. But from Thursday, the 30th of October, Target will begin selling the Huawei Ascend G526 Vodafone pre-paid handset for just $99.

It’s not the first time that the phone has hit the price point, but for a 4G compatible phone, it’s not a bad option – if you’re wanting a handset on the Vodafone network. The phone is of course locked, but you can talk with Vodafone about getting it unlocked if you want to go elsewhere, they’ll unlock it for a small fee.

Huawei Ascend G526 - Target Catalogue

The Huawei Ascend G526 isn’t going to blow you away spec wise, but it will do the job. It’s got a decent 4.5″ qHD (960×540) resolution screen with a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone also comes 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot which supports cards up to 32GB, a good thing too with a fairly decent 5MP rear camera with Auto Focus on the back.

The phone comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a light Huawei skin on top, it’s not the Emotion UI that’s come in on later handsets so it should be fairly good. If you’re in the market for a cheap 4G phone, this may not be a bad deal to look at. Head into Target from this Thursday to grab one.

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Sujay Vilash

Contrary to the article, both Huawei and GSM Arena claim this phone has a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor. If that is true, then this is not a bad phone for the kids and the wife. After all, all they need is smooth operation and really don’t care about timely or otherwise upgrade of the software. The Unlocking Company will provide an unlock code for AUD12.00 which has always worked for me.

Daniel Tyson

Dude – exactly where in this line: with a Dual-core 1.2GHz processor – does it not say that it has a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor?


Dan, I have the pages for the Huawei Ascend G526 on GSM Arena, and Huawei itself, open in Dolphin. Both of those pages list the CPU as being 1.2GHz quad-core.
So the obvious question is: Did Target foul up the specs for their ad copy?