and Huawei have announced the launch of India's first LTE-TDD smartphone
in the country on Tuesday. Powered by Android 4.0, Huawei's Ascend P1
LTE supports 4G network services, but as the 4G network is currently
only live in Kolkata, rest of Indian users won't be able to use 4G on
Ascend P1 LTE uses Circuit Switched Voice Fall
Back technology to support voice calls over 3G, as under the current 4G
license, Airtel can only provide 4G data services.
is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB
RAM, 4GB storage, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display with Gorilla Glass
2, and 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash.
Airtel had earlier
this year became the first telecom operator in India to announce 4G
services in Kolkata, but the telco plans to start the 4G services in
Pune and Bengaluru.
"Over the last 15 years, Airtel has been at
the forefront of India's telecom revolution and played an instrumental
role in aligning the country's technology trends with the latest
standards from across the globe. We are excited to announce the launch
of India's first 4G LTE TDD multimode mobile device along with Qualcomm
and Huawei," said Sanjay Kapoor, CEO - India & South Asia, Bharti