In case you missed it, the Huawei Sonic launched in Turkey sometime last month and is one of the only Android handsets you can find equipped with full NFC capabilities and priced below 200 Euros. According to a recent FCC filing, many websites have been reporting that the smartphone will be hitting T-Mobile here in the states.
If you look at the pic, the “phone” will be branded as the T-Mobile Sonic and in an unlikely turn of events, will be compatible with both T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s 3G network (future proof?). This will also be T-Mobile’s first phone to take full advantage of their 42Mbps down HSPA+ 4G network. Currently, T-Mobile’s 4G phones max out at 21Mbps down.
While the Huawei Sonic in Turkey is an NFC packing, Android 2.3 smartphone could this recent FCC filing be something else? Thanks to one of our comments, it looks as if this could in fact be a mobile hotspot. That would explain the screaming 42Mbps download speeds for the device. Also in the pic is a complete absence of the 3.2MP camera found in Huawei’s Turkish smartphone. Same name, completely different devices?
We’ll continue to keep you guys updates as we find more. Until then, here’s a nice little preview video of the Huawei Sonic (smartphone) released in Turkey.