Huawei Takes on Moto G With its $180 LTE-enabled SnapTo Smartphone
Huawei has silently released a brand new smartphone, but without officially announcing it, which is somewhat peculiar. Going by the name Huawei SnapTo (or Huawei Expo), the handset is currently available on Amazon.com for a price of $180. The device is being listed by the official account of Huawei, so there’s no doubt that we’re talking about the real deal.
According to the listing, the smartphone is factory unlocked and only comes in black and white colors. The smartphone will officially be available on April 9, 2015, which is tomorrow. By the looks of it, it supports only AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks, so you won’t be able to get it to run on other carriers, at least for now. Here are some specs and features of the device that we currently know:
- 7.6 mm thin, “leather-texture finish” on the back
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels,
- 5MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing one
- 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, microSD card support
- 2200 mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box
Until now, Huawei has focused mainly on the domestic Chinese market and also on other Asian markets, especially India. But as consumer demand increases for unlocked low-cost device with 4G LTE, this has prompted Huawei to target the US, as well. And, as we can see, it is following the same idea that it has used for Indian customers – online retailers instead of its own distribution channel.