In a bid to battle Xiaomi's growing, should we say, monopoly on the Chinese market, Huawei introduced the Honor smartphone range. It's designed with the similar "cheap & impressive" tactic, because, let's face it - how else do you battle fully-featured $150 phones like the Hongmi and Redmi, or the $320 flagship that is the Xiaomi Mi4? This is how and why
Huawei will be rolling out the $130 (800 CNY) Huawei Honor 4X.
The smartphone was sighted at TENAA (China's communications authority), flaunting a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera. The LTE-enabled phone runs the 32-bit Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Unlike Huawei's flagship phones
, this one isn't a design marvel. It's a plastic smartphone with what seems to be a decent, but forgettable build. Still, if this is what the easily-disposable entry level Android devices of the future are all about, we'd take two of them.