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Take a look at the dirt-cheap, 4G LTE Huawei Ascend Y550 (pictures)

The Huawei Ascend Y550 is an ultra-budget Android KitKat phone with 4G LTE and a low-res 4.5-inch screen.

Andrew Lanxon
Andrew is CNET's go-to guy for product coverage and lead photographer for Europe. When not testing the latest phones, he can normally be found with his camera in hand, behind his drums or eating his stash of home-cooked food. Sometimes all at once.
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The Huawei Ascend Y550 is a 4.5-inch phone packing Android KitKat software, 4G LTE for fast data speeds and a rock-bottom price tag.

Huawei hasn't officially said how much the phone will cost but said that it won't cost "any more than £99", which converts to about $165 or AU$175. We'll find out more specific pricing, and where you'll be able to buy it, when it goes on sale later this year.

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To keep the price down, Huawei has not wasted much cash on the design. What you get then is this rather plain, grey plastic affair.

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It has a 4.5-inch display with a blocky 854x480-pixel resolution.

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The display isn't particularly crisp, but it's bright enough for smartphone basics like Twitter and Facebook.

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There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front.

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It's not the slimmest or most luxurious of devices, it must be said.

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The back panel is removable, providing access to the SIM card and microSD card slots.

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