Huawei has introduced the new SnapTo, an Android smartphone for the U.S. market that's unlocked and going for just $179.99.
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:
|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|
|Cellular Radio||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|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 GetHuawei.com, BestBuy.com, Brandsmart USA, NewEgg, and Fry's Electronics, as well as other retailers across the nation next week.
- Preorder the Huawei SnapTo at Amazon — $179.99