Huawei has been keeping quiet for a while, but now the company is back with a third generation of its popular Honor handset, which is simply called Honor 3. At the moment, the phone is available for purchase only in China and costs 1,888 CNY, which would be about $308, or €233. Even though there is no official confirmation, the device will probably hit the stores in other markets in the weeks to come.
Huawei Honor 3 Android Smartphone
The Huawei Honor 3 comes with IP55 or IP57 certification, meaning that it is water and dust resistant. The phone should not suffer any damage even when kept in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. The phone packs a 4.7-inch HD (1280 x 720) display and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI 1.6. The device is powered by Huawei’s own 1.5 GHz quad-core K3V2 processor accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. The handset also offers 8 GB of internal memory with microSD slot for storage expansion.
The Huawei Honor 3 is equipped with a 13-megapixel Exmor RS rear camera with LED flash. On the front panel, there is a 1-megapixel camera for video chatting and self-portraits. Connectivity features include HSPA+ (up to 21Mbps), Wi-Fi b/g/n and an infrared transmitter. Thanks to the transmitter, the phone can be paired with up to 3,000 models of appliances ranging from TVs to set-top boxes, to even air conditioning units, at least according to Huawei. Power is delivered by a 2,150 mAh battery.