What can $130 buy? The brand new Huawei Honor 3C with a quad-core CPU and up to 2GB of RAM!
While the industry top dogs are battling it out throughout the globe, less dominant Chinese manufacturers have been pushing the envelope on what's possible in the super-affordable segment. A few months ago, we told you the story of the $130 Xiaomi Hongmi (codenamed Red Rice) and its quad-core chip inside, yet it wasn't until yesterday that local star Huawei managed to launch a counterattack worth your serious attention.
During the event that saw the launch of the company's first octa-core smartphone – the Huawei Honor 3X – attendees were also treated to an early glimpse of the equally impressive Honor 3C. The phone is one of the most budget-friendly offerings currently available on the market, with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MT6582 chipset and an 8-megapixel Sony-made camera with f/2.0 aperture. There's also a fairly-sized cell powering the device with a capacity of 2300mAh. Storage sits at 8GB with the option for microSD expansion. The Honor 3C also touts dual-SIM capabilities (GSM + WCDMA or GSM + TD-SCDMA) and even a dual-mic setup for noise cancellation. By far the best aspect of the Huawei's new phone is the price, however. The Honor 3C is currently available for pre-order for just CN¥799 ($130) for the 1GB RAM version, going up to CN¥998 ($160) for the 2GB RAM flavor. Pretty rad, no?