A new budget Huawei device showed its face on Amazon today and it may vaguely remind you of a more known device on the market, at least in terms of specs or price? It is supposed to be a Moto G competitor with LTE weighing in at $180. The unlocked smartphone market is starting to grow in the US and the whole world, and in the sub-$200 price range that means avid competition. Huawei is known for offering cheap alternatives to renowned flagships, and this is a similar case, making a point that the Chinese OEM has plans to take over the American market as well.
Huawei Expo is a low-end device that looks kinda chic, as do all of Huawei’s slim and candy-bar devices. Here’s the spec list:
- 5.0″ TFT LCD (720p)
- Snapdragon 400 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage (plus microSD slot)
- 5MP rear camera, 2MP front
- 2200mAh battery
- AT&T and T-mobile LTE bands (2, 4, 5, 12)
- Android 4.4
The device comes packed with Android 4.4, which is probably its biggest drawback, and a possible update is up in the air, as there are little chances this cheap device will ever see the light of Lollipop. It’s still not one of the bad low-end devices out there, mainly because you get LTE which not many cheap smartphones have yet, even the second gen Moto G doesn’t have it.
The pre-order page says Huawei Edge SnapTo began shipping on April 9th in the US, you can pick from white and black versions and you’ll pay $179.99 for one.