Chinese handset maker Huawei is mostly known for its budget-friendly smartphones, and less for the quality of its products. However, in the past few years the company made remarkable improvements, especially on the Android smartphone market.
A good example is the latest Ascend D series of smartphones that were recently announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.
Unfortunately, Huawei is making a major marketing mistake by announcing its upcoming products for 2012 six months before they are actually launched on the market.
Although Huawei Honor
is not among the new devices announced this year, it makes as a good alternative for some of the most powerful smartphones available on the market.
The phone's main selling point should be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but, sadly, Huawei has yet to deploy the update to all Honor devices. Until then, potential customers should know that this one will be shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board.Huawei Honor
was officially introduced on the market last year in September, but has yet to make its debut in India. The good news is that the guys over at AndroidOS
have just learned that Huawei Honor will be released in India in early April.
The smartphone has already been priced at major online retailer Flipkart
, so Android fans living in India should know that they will have to come up with Rs 19,990 (395 USD or 295 EUR) upfront in order to get the Huawei Honor.
The smartphone is equipped with a 1.4 GHz single core Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 205 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of internal memory, 4GB of ROM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
There's also an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, as well as a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.