Huawei IDEOS X5 Available In SE Asia This Month, US This Summer


Huawei brought along one of the latest in its IDEOS line to show off at the CES, the 11.4-millimeter-thick IDEOS X5. The X5, already announced in Australia last month, is now making plans to arrive in a handful of additional worldwide markets.

The X5 is the smaller of Huwaei’s two new IDEOS models, with a 3.8-inch screen instead of the X6’s 4.1 inches. While the phone isn’t quite as thin as, say, the Samsung Black, it’s still up there with some of the slimmer phones, comparable to a Nexus One.

Running Android 2.2, the X5 features a five-megapixel camera and an FM radio, but lacks the HDMI-out of the X6.

Huawei is now planning to introduce the phone across Southeast Asia, with Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand getting the X5 within the next few weeks. Interestingly, a US launch is also planned for sometime this summer, though Huawei didn’t narrow that window down, nor specify who will be carrying the smartphone once it arrives. Considering the phone supports HSPA, and that Huawei has business ties to T-Mobile, it’s our guess that’s where the smartphone ends up.

Source: Huwaei

Via: Engadget

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