Chinese Huawei had released its flagship devices, including the Ascend D2 and Mate this year but that didn’t stop the company from unveiling another 5-inch device, the A199. It shares similar specs with Ascend D2 including its display size, the quad-core K3V2 CPU 1.5Ghz, a RAM at 2Gb, a 720p IPS display, a microSD slot (32Gb max capacity). Internal storage can reach 8GB while the running OS is Android’s latest Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).
The externals include an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera while power is provided by a 2,150mAh battery inside the 0.35 inch-thick device with a weight of 160g or 5.6 ounces. Because of its dual-SIM support particularly with CDMA/GSM/EV-DO which are popular in emerging markets and China, the smartphone could be headed to these areas in due time except in China where it is already expected to go on sale in a week’s time. But a U.S. bound A199 in the near future might have a different name and covering, that is, if guessing is alright.
Compared to the previous iterations, the Huawei A199 phone is slimmer with its 8.9mm profile. Even with that common capacitive touch-screen a 720p display is not really bad. Some of the specs are downgrades from the previous iterations but it does not mean the phone is cheap. In fact its dual SIM-support is something that makes it attractive to all and sundry in the emerging markets. No price details have been provided for now.