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Huawei brings first LTE phone to the U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jun 2012 19:45 User comments (3)

Huawei brings first LTE phone to the U.S. Popular Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has brought its first LTE phone to the U.S.
The Activa 4G will be available through smaller carrier MetroPCS for $149.

Running on Android 2.3, the device has a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen (480-by-320 pixels), a 5-megapixel standard camera with LED flash, and a front-facing VGA camera for video chat.

Additionally, the phone comes with a 4GB microSD card pre-loaded with the animated film "Kung Fu Panda 2."

Unfortunately, the rest of the specs are absolutely terrible. The Activa has an 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7627T processor, cannot be upgraded to Android 4.0 or higher, and only has enough battery for 4 hours of talk time.

"We are honored to bring our first 4G LTE device to U.S. audiences with the support of MetroPCS' powerful and expansive network," noted Michael Chuang, executive vice president of Huawei Device USA. "MetroPCS is committed to providing customers with advanced, flexible and affordable smartphone options through its no-annual contract services, and is the ideal partner for Huawei's entrance into a new era for smartphones and handsets."

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3 user comments

18.6.2012 21:57

Have used a duel sim huawei phone it was saying it's android but it's an altered version uses java etc for games not really sure what the os is but is all preset programs and stuff on it not too bad, works like android still.

the batt on this phone last for ages so hard to say what this phone will be like.

4 hours of TALK time still isn't too bad really you'd have to be talking to someone for a real long time the most I've done is around 2-3 hours as 1 call. this phone would still cover that.

28.6.2012 22:26

But those specs are *terrible* in relation to just about every other Android phone currently on the market.

39.6.2012 1:11

This is $150 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is $200. Damn, this is a tough decision...

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