In lieu of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and other surprises that we were going to get from Google today, Huawei is here to give Android enthusiasts something to talk about. The follow up to the well-received Honor phone has just been unveiled by the Chinese manufacturer in its home country.

As expected, the Huawei Honor 2 comes equipped with the company’s own K3V2 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. While there’s no 6.1-inch display to be found, you do get a 4.5-inch IPS display with 1,280 x 720 resolution (326 ppi).

Unlike the rumor, the Honor 2 will only pack 1GB of RAM under the hood. If we understand correctly, Huawei will only produce the 2GB RAM variant in limited quantity.

Other standard features include 8GB of onboard storage, microSD support, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and 2,230mAh battery. The jelly fever is yet to hit the quad-core phone, as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich still runs the show here.

The Huawei Honor 2 will be released for the Chinese market in early November for 1,888 yuan ($300), which puts it on a collision course with the Xiaomi Phone 2. The latter is coming on October 30 for roughly $320.

Which one do you think will come out on top in a smartphone battle?