Huawei developing quad-core flagship smartphone to take on Galaxy S4: Rumour
Rumours are spreading like wildfire that hint that Huawei is working on a flagship smartphone aimed at giving the Galaxy S4 a run for its money.
If information circulating the internet is to be believed, the new smartphone from Huawei will have 4.9-inch display with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution. Under the hood, a 1.8 GHz K3V3 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 based CPU, Mali T604 GPU along with 2GB of RAM will power the smartphone. The rear of the smartphone is also speculated to have a 13MP camera. A 2600mAh battery will power the entire package. The smartphone is expected to be 6.8mm thin.
The smartphone is expected to ship in April which seems right considering the Galaxy S4 is also expected to hit store shelves around the same time. No pricing information is available about the Huawei smartphone.
If the device is true, what remains to be seen is how Huawei prices the smartphone. If the price is considerably less that the S4 and the specifications up to par, Samsung might have a budget contender on their hands. Not to mention that Huawei has started making a name for itself in markets outside China.
In the past few months we have seen some interesting smartphones from Huawei. To start with, we have the Huawei Ascend D2. It has a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1280 pixels and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. The OS is skinned with Huawei’s Emotion interface. In terms of specifications under the hood, the D2 has Huawei’s K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core CPU along with 2GB of RAM. It has a whopping 13MP BSI rear-facing camera along with a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calls. It also sports a 3000mAh battery.
Next up, the Ascend Mate. It has a 6.1-inch display with a 1280x720 pixel IPS+ display and has a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor under the hood combined with 2GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box and is powered by a 4050mAh battery. The Android OS is skinned with Huawei’s Emotion interface. It has an 8MP AF rear-facing camera with HDR and 1MP HD front-facing camera for video calls.
Last but not least, we have the Ascend P2. The smartphone boasts of a 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p resolution giving it a 312 ppi pixel density. Under the hood, a 1.5GHz quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor along with 1GB of RAM power the Ascend P2. It houses a 13MP BSI autofocus rear camera with LED flash, capable of HDR and recording 1080p HD video. It also houses a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calling, capable of 720p HD video recording.