Huawei has introduced the new SnapTo, an Android smartphone for the U.S. market that's unlocked and going for just $179.99.

Huawei SnapTo... sorry for the image quality

At that price the SnapTo isn't a massive powerhouse, and we wouldn't expect it to be. But it's also demonstrative of the fact that today you can get a decent smartphone — one that would have been top-of-the-line 3 years ago — for well under $200.

So what all can you expect from the Huawei SnapTo? Here's a run-down:

Category Features
Display 5-inch TFT LCD, 1280x720, 294ppi
Processor 1.2Ghz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU
Storage 8GB plus microSD expansion
Rear Camera 5MP, autofocus, 720p video, LED flash
Front Camera 2MP
Cellular Radio GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS: 850
AWS: 1900/2100
LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2200mAh lithium-ion
Dimensions 5.69 x 2.85 x 0.33 in / 144.5 x 72.4 x 8.4 mm
Weight 5.29oz / 150g
Software Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI 2.3

As the Huawei SnapTo is being sold as an unlocked device, you're not going to find it at AT&T, T-Mobile, or their prepaid brands. The Huawei SnapTo is up for preorder now on Amazon with shipping listed as starting in May, though Huawei says the SnapTo will be available from their own site,, Brandsmart USA, NewEgg, and Fry's Electronics, as well as other retailers across the nation next week.

Source: Huawei