Although they’re not as big as Samsung, Motorola, HTC or LG, Chinese manufacturer Huawei impresses us from time to time. The first Cricket Android phone the Huawei Ascend impressed us with how feature packed a phone could be at a low price point. The Ascend came out of the gate on prepaid wireless carrier, Cricket, with Android 2.2 (Froyo) which was at the time, the newest version of Android. On top of that Huawei did a great job at tweaking the Android experience with an abundance of niche features, like 15 possible homescreens that made the prepaid phone shine.
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Back in June PC Magazines Sascha Segan got a hands on with a new feature packed and sexy Android device, at the time dubbed the Huawei Glory. Based on the report we did in June and the specs surfacing today for the Huawei Honor we are convinced it’s the same phone. At the time Segan reported that this phone headed to Cricket was a 1.4ghz processor (unknown if it was single or dual core) TFT display, front facing camera, Android 2.3 with a custom UI and a 3D cube a la the Samsung Behold II.
Today we’re hearing the Huawei Honor has a 1.4ghz processor, TFT display, 8mp camera, front facing camera and Android 2.3. The phones look almost identical as well.
One of the biggest features of the Huawei Glory/Honor isn’t one you can see in the photos though, it’s the fact that this phone is reportedly coming out with a 1930mah battery, WOW!
When the initial story broke it was rumored that the Huawei handset would cost in the neighborhood of $300 and be available sometime this year. Since we’re most likely looking at a prepaid phone $300 is definitely a fair price to pay off contract. What do you think?