AT&T recently unveiled the Huawei Fusion 2 alongside the Sony Xperia TL. These two phones target different sets of consumers. The former is aimed at prepaid customers, while the latter will be featured in the next James Bond film, Skyfall, as the phone of the famous fictional spy, and therefore caters to those who want more high-end specifications.
While the Huawei Fusion 2 is not as flamboyant as the James Bond phone, it will likely be an attractive option for those looking for a pocket-friendly device.
The successor of last year’s Huawei Fusion sports a humble 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of a 320 x 480 pixels. Last year’s Fusion appears to have the same display.
The Fusion 2 also runs on a single-core 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, an upgrade over the single-core 600 MHz processor of the first Huawei Fusion. Moreover, there is 512MB of RAM, an enhancement over last year’s 256 MB, plus the Adreno 200 GPU. It has 2GB of storage capacity, which is expandable by a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage. Android 2.3 is the operating system of choice as with its predecessor.
The basic smartphone also has a single camera which has 3.2 megapixels on its rear. This camera does not come with a flash feature or autofocus.
As for connectivity, the smartphone offers Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, and GPS. AT&T has also preloaded the device with apps like AT&T Social Net, AT&T Mobile Care, and AT&T Navigator.
The smartphone is powered by a 1,400 mAh battery, which will supposedly have around five hours of talk time, according to AT&T.
For these features, AT&T is selling the device for $99.99. There are several prepaid plans for the device. The lowest one is priced at $25 per month and offers 250 minutes of calls nationwide, an unlimited number of nationwide texts, and optional data packages. Another plan, which costs $50 comes with unlimited calls and text. The newest one, is valued at $65 monthly, gives users unlimited calls and texts nationwide, as well as to Canada, Mexico, and a hundred other countries. This plan also includes 1GB of data.