Budget-priced Huawei Android appears out of the blue on Amazon

Who needs big launch events for new phones, weeks of teases, and desperate attempts to drum-up interest? Not Huawei, that’s who. For while some manufacturers make a big production out of a new smartphone’s arrival, Huawei has just quietly let a new mid-ranger loose on Amazon, as if it’s the most casual thing in the world.

The phone in question is listed at the Huawei Expo, but all of the artistic resources accompanying the page describe it as the Huawei SnapTo, which is more likely the intended commercial name.

The SnapTo features a five-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD), and a 5MP/2MP camera pair. The handset measures 8.3mm thick and is powered by a 2200mAh battery. There’s also an LTE radio, not necessarily always an assurance for budget-priced models.

Amazon’s accepting pre-orders for the Huawei SnapTo now in both black and white body options, going for just about $180 a pop. While that makes it a tad more expensive than phones like the Moto E, it also appears to have a leg up on that device in terms of certain specs – primarily with the display. On the downside, this guy only ships with KitKat.

Shipments of the SnapTo should begin in just a couple days, on April 9.


Source: Amazon
Via: Phone Dog

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