Huawei unveils the A199, a mid-range 5-inch smartphone aimed at China

April 22, 2013
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Earlier today Huawei officially unveiled a new mid-range handset for release in China, the Huawei A199. If you think it looks familiar, that’s because it appears to be the same design as the previously leaked Huawei Ascend G710.

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At the time, the Huawei Ascend G710 was rumored to feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 5-inch 720p display.

While the display turned out to be right, the A199 actually is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and has 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 2150 mAh battery, 8GB flash, 8MP rear cam and support for both GSM and CDMA networks. The A199 also weights in at 5.6 ounces (160g) and is just .35-inches thick (8.9mm).

The Huawei A199 isn’t fortunate enough to get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but at least it still manages Android 4.1 with Huawei’s Emotion 1.5 UI.

When is the phone coming and where? There is no official launch date or pricing, but we can tell you that Huawei is targeting China for the release. While it is possible that the phone could eventually make its way outside of China, I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

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