Today, Huawei officially launched the Huawei Vision in Beijing, according to a report by Engadget. It seems to be a very stylish device, with decent hardware specs and a unibody construction. Huawei has come a long way from its boxy Ideos smartphones, which had a worse design than the boxes that iPhones were shipped in.
While it certainly cannot be compared with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, or the HTC Sensation, it packs in enough power with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor and 512 MB RAM. It comes with 2 GB of ROM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and A-GPS. It also sports a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash, which can record 720p video.
It will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and some sort of “3D interface” which I’m assuming is Huawei’s shot at creating a custom UI. (Huawei, here’s a tip: if you really want to sell devices, ship it with stock Android Gingerbread and promise to push updates as soon as they are released)
It is quite slim and weighs about 121 gms. It is expected to be launched in September. I just hope Huawei prices it right, preferably in the Rs 10,000 ($230) – Rs 12,000 ($280) range. It could capture the entire budget segment at that price point.
“We are very excited to present Vision, the smartphone which strikes the perfect balance between technology and style. The unique 3D user interface heralds in a new era in Huawei’s leadership, as we continue to create devices that enhance the user experience through stylish design and smart functionality.” stated Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device, in a press release.
First the Huawei MediaPad, and now this. Huawei, I’m impressed!