Chinese handset maker Huawei announced the upcoming availability of Huawei Honor’s sequel about a month ago. Dubbed Honor 2, the smartphone was introduced in China without any mentions on a possible release outside the Mainland.
However, it looks like the folks over at Engadget
recently spotted the Huawei Honor 2 at FCC (Federal Communication Commission), which increases the chances for the device to be released in North America in the not-too-distant future.
Huawei Honor 2
, model number U9508 received FCC
’s approval with support for HSPA+ on 850 MHz, 1,700 MHz and 1,900 MHz bands.
Unfortunately, no additional details have been provided in the FCC filings, so we must assume a launch in North America has yet to be decided upon.
The Honor 2 is considered one of the cheapest Android smartphones to feature a quad-core processor.
The device is said to cost only $400/€310 outright, though it might be priced differently in North America.
In case the Chinese company decides to bring it to Canada, we expect the handset to be available via WIND Mobile
, while in the US it’s expected to arrive via T-Mobile.
As we mentioned earlier, the Honor 2 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Huawei KV32 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch IPS HD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, as well as an 8-megapixel rear photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
It is also worth mentioning that the device is powered by a 1900 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
According to Huawei, Honor 2 will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, integrated with its proprietary Emotion 1.5 user interface. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.