Spotted at Amazon few days ago, the SnapTo Android smartphone has been quietly introduced to the world by Huawei. Build to be a serious competitor to the Motorola’s Moto G in terms of price sector as well as hardware parameters, the new Huawei phone now becomes available for pre-order in the US priced $179 without contract. Accessible exclusively via Amazon online shopping platform, the unlocked version of this entry-level handset is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks.
Huawei SnapTo Unlocked Android Phone
Running Android 4.4 Kitkat with the company’s own Emotion UI 2.3 installed on the top, the Huawei SnapTo arrives powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 chipset, housing a 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor and Adreno 305 GPU responsible for graphics supported additionally by 1GB RAM. Storage capabilities are represented 8GB of built-in storage that can be easily expanded via microSD cards.
Going deeper into the SnapTo’s specs list, the phone carries a 5-inch screen featuring 720p of resolution. On the optics side, the handset’s potential users will get a less than decent 5MP main camera unit with LED flash capable to record 720p HD videos, additionally accompanied by 2MP secondary shooter. The photo experience will be enhanced by a software tweak called Ultra Snapshot, which will allow the phone users to open the camera app by pressing the volume down rocker two times.
The slate will be kept alive by a 2,200 mAh battery. Furthermore, the SnapTo comes with a support for ultra-fast LTE speeds, which appears to be the phone’s biggest selling point fairly exceeding the already discussed rather low hardware parameters. Since the phone is unlocked, it is compatible with any GSM carrier of your choice including AT&T or T-Mobile.
Moving on to the pricing and availability details, the Huawei SnapTo is said to hit the market on April 17. But this is the release date for the black model. If for some reason you want to get yourself the model dressed in white, you will have to wait a bit longer since this particular version of the phone is scheduled to start shipping no sooner than on May 15. Priced at $179.99 the phone is already available in pre-order at Amazon. Next week the SnapTo is reported to join offering lists of few more retailers, including BestBuy, Fry’s, Newegg and the manufacturer’s official online store in the US.