Friday, 22 September 2017

Huawei IdeosHuawei recently announced the Ideos, an entry-level Android 2.2 powered smartphone targeted at the budget-minded consumer.

For an entry-level device the Ideos comes with some decent features including a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 528 MHz processor, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD slot supporting cards up to 32 GB. The Ideos also comes with the ability to share its 3G connection turning it into a WiFi hotspot, a benefit of running Android 2.2.

It is worthwhile noting that the Ideos will ship with the stock Android 2.2 installation, meaning it should get future firmware updates quicker than phones with manufacturer customised user interfaces like HTC Sense and Motorblur.

The Huawei Ideos is expected to hit the US market at a price of between USD$150-$200 (approximately $163-$217). When it lands in Australia expect it to carry an outright price of between $250-$300 which will no doubt get the attention of a lot of people.

Specifications

  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Screen type: 2.8-inch touchscreen display
  • Screen resolution: 240 x 320 (QVGA)
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz
  • ROM: 512 MB (200 MB is user-accessible)
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Expandable memory: microSD slot supporting cards up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel, dual-LED flash and video recording capability
  • Location services: A-GPS and digital compass
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity:
    – WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
    – Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
    – microUSB 2.0
    – 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • Networks:
    – GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
    – UMTS 900/2100 MHz (a Next G compatible 850 MHz version will also be available)
  • Dimensions: 54.8 x 104 x 13.5 mm

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