Huawei Bets Big on Android; Unveils 6 Devices

August 31, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Launching a series of Android devices, Huawei has surely shown that it is betting big on Android OS.

At the IFA inBerlin, the Chinese mobile maker has rolled out 6 Android devices (four smartphones and two tablets), in what can be undoubtedly said a massive group release.

Huawei also unveiled its customizable user interface called Emotion, which aims to provide an enhanced user experience to consumers who are used to with the Android platform.

Of the devices released, the high-end smartphone and tablet will use Huawei’s own processors, while cheaper models use Qualcomm’s. Among the devices, the Ascend D1 Quad XL is the primary one.

It is set to come with a 1.2 GHz Huawei K3V2 ARM quad-core processor (replacing the 1.5 GHz chip announced at the MWC), a 2,600 mAh battery, 8 MP/1.3 MP dual cameras, as well as microSD support.

The 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD panel is still pretty darn impressive, having a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 330 ppi pixel density. The D1 Quad XL is set to cost around €499 ($625) with no contract and is slated for a late October launch in Asia andEurope.

The new comer from Huawei is the Ascend G600. With a 4.5-inch qHD display protected by Gorilla Glass, the G600 is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and features 768 MB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing shooter and a 2,000 mAh battery.

Set to be released inGermanyin December for €299 ($375) off contract, the mid-range 4.5-incher will run ICS out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI. The budget range phone for this season from Huawei is the G330.

With a WVGA display, the G330 features a dual-core 1 GHz proc, 512 MB of RAM, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, as well as a 1,500 mAh battery. Slated for a November release in Asia andEurope, the G330 will only cost €199 ($249) and will also run Android 4.0 ICS with the Emotion UI.

The tablets are named MediaPad 10 FHD and MediaPad 7 Lite. The MediaPad 7 Lite will come with dual cameras, a 4,100 mAh battery, microSD support, as well as USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. The device  is expected to cost $310, but the company has not specified any release date.

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