China's Huawei Technologies Co is reportedly prepping a smartphone to take on the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4.
According to Chinese website Mobile163.com, Huawei's mystery smartphone will sport a 4.9-inch full HD 1080p display and will be powered by 1.8 GHz K3V3 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 based CPU. The other specifications of the device include Mali T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and 2,600mAh battery. The smartphone is expected to be launched sometime in April.
"Current rumors peg the new Huawei device for April announcement. Which sounds like a pretty stupid thing to do, since the new handset will definitely hurt current, only 3 months old flagship - Ascend D2. And may even impact sales of not yet shipping Huawei Ascend P2 mid tier device," reported Unwired View.
Huawei which is in a tryst to expand its market share may roll out the smartphone for a cheaper price than Samsung Galaxy S4. Huawei emerged as the world's third biggest smartphone maker after Samsung and Apple in the last quarter of 2012, beating other big names like Sony and LG, according to a market share data released by research firm IDC.
Regarding Samsung Galaxy S4 specifications, it sports a 4.99-inch 1920x1080 pixel Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi and runs on Android v4.2.2 OS Jelly Bean. It supports Wi-Fi, NFC, dual-video camera function, IR LED,GPS /GLONASS and Bluetooth v4.0. Among its new features are Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Samsung WatchON and S Voice Drive. Galaxy S4 houses a 13.0-megapixel primary camera and a 2.0-megapixel pixel front-facing camera. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options.