Readers, meet the Huawei Ascend G7. Huawei Ascend G7, meet our readers. Lovely.

The G7 is a metal-bodied Android phone with a huge 5.5-inch display. It has 4G LTE for fast data speeds too and comes with a more affordable price tag than many metal phones out there.

Huawei hasn't said exactly how much it'll be but said it'll be "below 269 Euro" unlocked. That equates to around £215, $355 and AU$380, based on a direct price conversion. Keep your eyes on CNET for full prices in the run up to the phone going on sale later this year.

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The G7 is fully metal (*guitar riff*).

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The metal makes it feel more luxurious than most plastic-bodied phones, although the plain grey design isn't exactly the prettiest around.

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The speaker is found tucked into the darker grey strip at the bottom.

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Although huge, it remains quite slim.

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The 5.5-inch display has a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. That's full HD. It looked sharp and bright in my hands on time.

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The headphone jack is found on the top, set into the frame.

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A micro-USB port sits on the bottom.

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There's a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. You can apply various image effects to your pics as well as shoot panoramic selfies.

The rear camera is a 13-megapixel affair which Huawei claims is "superb" in low light. We'll be the judge of that in our full review.

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It runs Android KitKat, but Huawei has put its Emotion UI skin over the top.

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