Huawei has been known for low-cost, entry-level to mid-range handsets and mobile devices. But, with its upcoming Huawei Honor U8860, the Chinese manufacturer might have something that starts Huawei’s ascent to the high-end range of Android devices.
Just recently announced, the Huawei Honor U8860 is the handset maker’s flagship HSPA+-capable handset.
This new smart phone has UMTS 900 MHz/1200 MHz HSDPA connectivity, which means it is currently a dual-band phone limited to Asia and Europe only, but the device has also been reported for launching in November in the U.S. as the Huawei Glory.
Estimated retail price of the Huawei Glory when it hits the U.S. is about US$300.
Huawei officially announced the new smartphone at the China Unicom WCDMA Summit in Shanghai last July. Huawei is also reportedly launching the device on the China Unicom network.
The Huawei Honor (U8860) targets users in high-end businesses and technology enthusiasts.
Specification-wise, the Huawei Honor U8860 has Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 1.4-GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Huawei Honor U8860 also has a 4-inch multi-touch capacitive LCD screen with 854×480 (FWVGA) pixel resolution. It comes with 2D/3D graphics hardware acceleration and 720p high-definition video playback and video recording.
Huawei claims that the Huawei Honor U8860 can achieve Internet speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps. GPS capability is also onboard.
The new phone enables video calls on the ground through its 2-megapixel front camera. A primary camera rated at 8 megapixels is also available for capturing photos and videos.
The handset’s battery is rated at 1930 mAh, which should be more than enough to provide long hours of use.
The handset also includes a PC-like Web browser that supports Adobe Flash 10.1.
All these features are encased in 9.9-mm thick handset.
Does this handset sound like something you’d want to have?
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