The Huawei Ideos X5, which was first time showcased at last year's Mobile World Congress as the Huawei U8800, is Huawei's first high-end Google experience Android smartphone with an entry level price point. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU at 800 MHz, the X5 runs Android 2.2.1/Froyo. Designed for Europe and Asia Pacific, the Ideos X5 will be available in two flavors: as the U8800 and U8800H. While both versions will feature quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz, the U8800 features HSDPA rates up of 7.2 Mbps while the U8800H supports HSDPA rates up to 14 Mbps. Furthermore, both versions are featuring WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and aGPS.
The X5 comes with today's smartphone typical accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors as well as a digital compass and the devices features a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with supporting flash LED which is able to record 720p HD videos. The 3.8" TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen supports 800 x 480 pixel (WVGA) and the internal memory has 512 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM which can be expanded with micro SD memory cards.
At a size of 120 x 62 x 11.6 mm, the X5 weights around 130 gram, including the 1500 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
Because the Huawei Ideos X5 is a Google experience smartphone, it supports all Google Android services as well as it comes with a dedicated search button next to the back, home and menu keys and all keys are background illuminated capacitive soft keys with haptic feedback.
The Huawei Ideo X5 will be soon released and the expected retail price is estimated at around 260 Euro.
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