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Huawei announces the Honor, a smartphone with a three-day battery life

Huawei's latest phone may not be the most powerful, but with its three-day battery life, it's still pretty compelling.
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Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor on

Not long after its announcement of the Impulse 4G, Huawei is officially taking the lid off of the Huawei Honor. Running Android 2.3.5, the Honor features a 1.4GHz processor, 32GB of storage, and a disappointing 512MB of RAM. Most interesting, Huawei says that the Honor's 1,900mAh battery can last for up to three days on a single charge. That's no small claim.

There's not much to remark upon about the device's exterior. Featuring a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) touchscreen, the Honor looks remarkably like a number of Samsung's devices, not to mention the iPhone.

There is no word just yet on a release date for North America, but if you live in China, Asia-Pacific, Russia, or the Middle East, you can get the Honor when it launches later this year.

Here are the official details:

  • Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 OS
  • 1900mAh battery
  • 1.4 Ghz processor
  • 4.0 inch 16M 16:9 true color FWVGA capacitive touch screen
  • 8 megapixels auto focus camera supporting HDR, with 2 megapixels front-facing camera
  • 2G Network (operating band) GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G Network (operating band) WCDMA/HSPA+ 900/AWS/2100
  • Measures 10.9mm (0.43 inches) at its thinnest point and weighs around 140g (0.3 pounds)
  • Support Class 10 GPRS and EDGE
  • 3G HSPA+ DL 14.4 Mbps/UL 5.76 Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP
  • 512M RAM + 4G ROM memory with a memory card slot up to 32GB
  • Micro USB 2.0 port

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