Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei has just announced the upcoming availability of its first high-end Android smartphone, the Huawei Honor.
Initially, the handset will be introduced in Asia, but its availability may be expanded to additional regions throughout next year.
According to Huawei, the Honor will be introduced in Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and China, in December. The smartphone's price will be announced in due time.
Huawei Honor is the company's first try on a high-end Android device and, if successful, will probably lead to the launch of a second top-tier Android device sometime next year.
The Chinese company
is known for its cheap handsets, regardless of the operating system, so we can safely assume that Huawei will price its high-end devices accordingly as well.
Although the Honor is powered by Google's Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform, Huawei prides itself with its own piece of software, which is called Huawei Android Platform 5.1 (HAP).
The company's proprietary user interface adds several enhanced features, including exclusive icons and widgets and 3D transitions for several applications.
In addition, the users will be provided with a File Manager, a backup app, a security software called Huawei Guard
and a special function that allows users to display all social media newsfeed for contacts in a single view.
On the inside, the Huawei Honor is equipped with a 1.4 GHz single core Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 205 graphics processing unit, 1GB on-board memory, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB or ROM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The smartphone comes with a large 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen that supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution, as well as 16 million colors.
On the back, there's an enhanced 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, while on the front there's a secondary 2-megapixel photo snapper for video calls.
It is also worth mentioning that the phone comes with a high-capacity 1900 mAh Li-Polymer battery that should provide several hours of continuous usage.