Huawei is not the name that comes to mind when you talk about the top Android manufacturers, but it has definitely been making waves in the budget Android segment. It first launched the Huawei Ideos, which was the cheapest Android phone at launch, and later launched the Huawei Ideos X6 and X5, which were mid range Android smartphones. The Ideos saw some success in developing economies, but the Ideos X6 and X5 were clear failures.
Next, Huawei unveiled the Huawei MediaPad, an affordable 7 inch tablet. It also launched the Huawei Vision recently, which is a cheap Android 2.3 device.
Today, details of yet another Huawei smartphone have been leaked by the guys at LandofDroid. The Huawei Honor, seems to be a very honorable device, and will likely be Huawei’s flagship smartphone in 2011.
It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and presumably 1 GB RAM. It also sports a 4 inch FWVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It comes with a 5 MP camera which can shoot 720p video and has a thickness of only 9.9 mm. It also comes with a 1930 mAh battery.
The pricing and launch details are still unknown, but I suspect Huawei will be pricing this much lower than similar Android handsets by Samsung, HTC or Motorola, possibly around $300.