Huawei stepped up in a big way with the release of the Ideos, an Android 2.2 handset that marked a turn to higher device quality while still maintaining the affordable pricing the manufacturer is known for. Now it appears Huawei is ready to complete the transition with two devices that aren’t aimed at being low-end or entry-level smartphone at all. The Huawei IDEOS X5 and Huawei Ideos X6 give us handsets with speedy processors (and radios) in refined casing that makes an earnest attempt at toeing it out with the current Android big boys.
The Ideos X6 is the real deal with a 4.1-inch screen, 5MP camera with 720p HD video capture, HDMI out, and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Round it out with 2GB of flash memory and 512MB of RAM and I’d say by the looks of it we have a phone that obviously takes many cues from the Droid X. But unlike the X the Ideos X6 features an HSPA+ radio for “4G” speeds.
Also featuring an HSPA+ radio though not reaching quite as high as the X6 is the Ideos X5 with its 3.8-inch screen and 5MP camera. This one looks a little more like the traditional Huawei designs we are used to.
Both phone should be available by the end of the year. Nice to see Huawei stepping up their game.