The Chinese mobile wars are well and truly on, with Huawei and ZTE and Xiaomi and Lenovo and Oppo (and, er, any others I’ve forgotten) all fiercely battling for smartphone supremacy.
Huawei recently gave the wallet-friendly rival Xiaomi Red Rice a thumbs-up, while vowing to slap it in the face with a spanking new Glory handset. Now we gots specs.
The Xiaomi Red Rice raised eyebrows with a $130-ish price tag o'er in China, and specs including a 4.7in 720p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8MP rear camera. Can’t argue with that.
According to MyDrivers, Team Yu looks to go one up with Glory 4 specs including “the world’s first true octa-core processor”, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 13MP rear camera, and Jelly Bean Android 4.2.
There’s no specific word on the Huawei Glory 4 display size, but it’s expected to be 720p as opposed to full 1080p HD.
Huawei says the Glory 4 will offer even better value for money than the Xiaomi Red Rice, so it’ll be interesting to see what Glory 4 price ends up being.
In other Huawei news, we can almost certainly look forward to a Huawei Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in January.