Huawei Technologies has confirmed in an e-mail to PCWorld that it will showcase an Android 2.2-powered smartphone – a first for the Chinese company – at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) 2010 consumer electronics show to be held in Berlin, Germany this September. PCWorld adds that the handset, named the Ideos U8150, will be launched on September 2, one day prior to the start of the IFA.
According to reports, technical specifications of the Huawei Ideos U8150 include a QVGA 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution. It will be powered by a 528 MHz processor and will provide GSM/GPRS/EDGE support. It will be equipped with 512 MB ROM/256 MB RAM of internal storage.
The Froyo-driven Huawei Ideos U8150 is 104mm x 54.8mm x 13.5mm in size and comes with a 1200mAh battery.
The new model from the Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer will also feature quad-band UMTS/HSDPA at 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz. Moreover, the smartphone will provide GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11n b/g/n options. Other functionalities include a 3.2-megapixel AF camera, an accelerometer, a microSD card up to 16GB, and a micro USB.
Photos of the Huawei Ideos U8150 are available on the Web.
No official pricing details have been announced but PCWorld quoted Huawei as saying that the price of Ideos U8150 will be “very attractive”.
This does not come as a surprise as Huawei and its Chinese competitor ZTE have been targeting the lower-end segment of the smartphone market with aggressive pricing.
The IFA, which will go on till September 8, is also expected to see the unveiling of the Galaxy Tab, Samsung’s maiden Android tablet, along with other new mobile devices.