Huawei Honor

Huawei Honor 3X and 3C smartphones get an official unveil

Huawei has announced a pair of new devices for the Honor lineup. This time around the announcement included the Honor X3 and Honor 3C which feature a 5.5-inch and 5-inch display respectively. They both also have a display that tops out at 720p in terms of resolution. Huawei did pack the Honor 3X with an octa-core processor and also touched a bit on why they opted for 720p as opposed to going 1080p.

Huawei Honor 3 images leak along with full specs

If you like what you saw from Huawei's recently announced Ascend P6 smartphone, but are on a budget, the newly leaked Honor 3 could be what you had in mind. Some new photos have revealed the 3rd round in this devices history along with all the specs, and it is aiming to be a pretty well-rounded mid-range phone from the manufacturer.

Huawei Honor 3 coming next month to rival the Galaxy S 4 in China

Huawei hasn't been in the news as much lately regarding their smartphone push, but a new device has apparently leaked a few times and was even mentioned by their own CSO, which is supposedly coming soon. The Huawei Honor was decent back in 2011, but after a few changes the all-new Honor 3 looks to take on Samsung and others in the Chinese market.

Huawei Honor spotted at the FCC with AT&T bands

One of Huawei's most popular mid-range phones, the Honor (also known as the Glory, or the Mercury on Cricket) may soon be headed to AT&T. The phone was spotted going through the storied halls of the Federal Communications Commission, seeking certification for a US release. The phone had radios compatible with AT&T's 3G and HSPA+ bands. As always with FCC filings, that doesn't necessarily mean it's coming to any particular carrier - phones are often certified for the benefit of showing them off to potential partners.

Cricket seeks Honor and Glory with freshly renamed Huawei Mercury

Huawei continues its American push, this time landing the Mercury on budget regional carrier Cricket. The 4-inch Gingerbread smartphone will run a single-core 1.4GHz processor on a 4-inch screen, and the impressive addition of an 8 megapixel camera. Cricket customers can pick up a no-contract Mercury now for just $249.99.

Huawei Honor ships to Asia in December, other markets to follow

Chinese manufacturer Huawei's got big plans for the smartphone sector, and a lot of them hinge on the Honor. And why not: it's a 4-inch Gingerbread phone with a zippy 1.4Ghz processor, and the last time we saw it, it was going for the equivalent of $300 without a contract. That's about half the price of similar unlocked phones. In a press release, Huawei said that the phone will be launching next month in Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and China, with other markets following after. In addition to Gingerbread, Huawei is including their differentiation skin, the "Huawei Android Platform 5.1". Multiple colors will be available, including Glossy Black, Textured Black, Elegant White, Vibrant Yellow, Cherry Blossom Pink and Burgundy, though the company notes that not all colors may be available in all markets. Huawei is marketing this under their own name, unlike a lot of their products that eventually make it to the United States and other markets, like the "T-Mobile" Springboard. Huawei is making some impressive in-roads into the smartphone market. According to the latest Gartner numbers, Huawei is in 9th place for total (smartphone and featurephone) shipments worldwide at 10.6 million phones shipped last quarter alone. With the smartphone market growing in leaps and bounds, Huawei is resting its hopes on Android, and they're expanding their efforts to include more mid-range phones, and extending to the high end. Customers and competitors would do well to keep an eye on their progress.

Huawei Honor official: 1.4GHz 4-inch Android on a budget

We've known the Huawei Honor (aka Glory) was going to be impressive from the early spec suggestions, but the company's latest Android phone has been made official and it could well shine. Packing a 1.4GHz single-core processor, 8-megapixel camera and a 4-inch WVGA display, the Honor promises Android 2.3.5 performance at an affordable level. The main camera has autofocus and takes HDR images, while the front-facing camera runs to 2-megapixels. There's triband UMTS/HSPA+ (900/AWS/2100) along with quadband GSM/EDGE, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, as well as GPS/A-GPS, an FM radio, all the usual sensors and DLNA support. One minor shortcoming is the RAM, which comes in at 512MB where we'd liked to have seen 1GB. 4GB of ROM and a microSD card slot are available for user-storage, and the 10.9mm thick chassis has a microUSB port and dual microphones. Huawei will throw in 160GB of cloud storage, too, while the battery is a 1,900mAh pack. Huawei isn't talking pricing today, but originally there were mutterings of $300 unlocked and SIM-free. That would be an impressive figure when the Honor drops in China, Russia and the Middle East in Q4 2011 this year.