Huawei is set to launch its price competitive SnapTo (G620-A2) smartphone in the US tomorrow, according to a listing which has appeared on Amazon. The smartphone will retail for $179.99 and is already available to pre-order.
The $180 price point sets the Huawei SnapTo right up against the compelling second generation Motorola Moto G, and the two actually share very similar specifications. Not only is the hardware up to scratch with the competition, but the phone also features a faux-leather textured back cover for a more premium look. The SnapTo’s specifications are as follows:
- 5-inch HD (720p) TFT display
- 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC (MSM8926)
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of storage (with 32GB microSD card slot)
- 5 megapixel rear camera
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 2,200 mAh battery
- Emotion UI v2.3 (Android 4.4)
- 4G LTE (supports AT&T and T-Mobile bands)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Huawei has been looking to make inroads into the US market as it seeks to expand its appeal outside of Asia and emerging markets, and has already seen growing profits from its expansion plans.
The company has typically offered good value for money and competing against the likes of Motorola, rather than in the flagship space, might be the best way to build some brand recognition. However, it remains to be seen if Huawei can repair its Western reputation after accusations that it is too closely tied to the Chinese government.
If the price sounds right, the handset can be pre-ordered in your choice of black or white, ahead of its release date on April 9th.