Huawei announces impressive-sounding Honour 2 for sub-£200 price in China

Huawei announces impressive-sounding Honour 2 for sub-£200 price in ChinaHuawei has announced a reboot of the Hono(u)r, its low-end Android-based smartphone that was announced last September but only went on sale in the UK (complete with a “u” in the name) in June.

Because yeah, we clearly haven't had much by way of new product announcements lately.

Actually to be fair to Huawei, it wouldn't gain much by being pretty much the only company in the entire mobile industry not to announce a few new products right about now, so let's take a closer look at what we're getting.

The Huawei Honour 2 certainly looks impressive on paper, immediately making us question whether that “low-end” tag we gave the original further up still applies.

For starters, it's ditched the original's single-core CPU for a quad-core unit, though running at the same 1.4GHz. There's also a formidable 2GB of RAM – again a big step up from just 512MB before, although that may only be in limited quantity, which means don't be surprised that the Honour 2 we (hopefully) end up seeing in the UK will more likely have 1GB.

Internal storage has been doubled to 8GB, plus (hoorah!) you get a microSD card slot, an increasingly rare treat these days.

The display is a 4.5in panel offering a 720p resolution – that means a pixel density of 326ppi, an improvement on the current model's already decent 245ppi.

You get an 8-megapixel camera to play with, complete with the increasingly standard 1080p video recording.

All told, it's a strong set of specs, although it certainly doesn't sell itself on looks alone – a case of “generic Android” if we've ever seen it.

But with Chinese pre-orders kicking off this week for the equivalent of an eyebrow-raising £188. Get it over here in the next three months and Huawei could have a winner, but with the original having touched down in June only the chances aren't great.

Via Huawei

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onlineo  Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:10

Nexus 4 for £50 more! I know which I would choose

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:49

would be easier choice if the nexus had micro sd..


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