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WoW ! Huwaei brings sub 6k Android Froyo Ideos Smartphone to India…

An Android Phone below Rs. 6000 ? Yes, it is possible and very much here. Huwaei has announced its newest Android based phone, which is expected to be in sub Rs. 6000 price range (We tried to find the exact pricing, but could not get…most of them report Rs. 5600..)

Huwaei Ideos Launch

What this means is – Android Operating system has now come within reach of Millions of consumers, who could not afford significant costs of a smartphone earlier. Over last few months, we are already seeing many handset manufacturers bringing low cost (about Rs. 10-12k range) Android phones in the market and now with Huwaei bringing it to around 5-6k range, the market dynamics are set to change in a big way.

Huwaei Ideos – Cheapest Android Smartphone

At sub Rs. 6k price, Huwaei Ideos does seem to have packed quite bit of punch into the phone, starting with Android 2.2 which is currently on very few devices like EVO 4G, Nexus One and Droid.

IDEOS

Now, another thing you must be thinking – This looks like any other crappy Chinese phone – NO, it is not. Huawei has built this phone in collaboration with Google and consumers will be able to carry out updates etc directly to Android.

Huwaei Ideos features:

  • OS:Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  • CPU:528 MHz processor
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • Display Type: 2.8-inch TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors,240 x 320 pixels
  • 3G connectivity
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Wireless LAN
  • GPS support
  • Quad band GSM,3G HSDPA
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • MEMORY microSD up to 32GB
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0
  • CAMERA: 3.2 megapixel, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus
  • Messaging:SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Colors:Black body – blue, red, yellow back panels
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Java Via third party application
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Talk
  • MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264 player
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Adobe Flash support
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion

Here is what I think – We will see most of the Local Indian Brands like Micromax, Zen, Karbonn etc coming up with similar Android based phones shortly and they will priced around Rs. 5k range.

About Arun Prabhudesai

Arun Prabhudesai is founder / chief editor at trak.in. He jumped the Entrepreneurship bandwagon in early 2008 after a long 13 year stint in I.T Industry. You can follow him on twitter @trakin and Facebook. Arun’s Google+ Profile

15 comments

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  2. 5k – 6k android mobiles unbelieveable!

  3. hi this is verry s.

  4. Pritam Debnath

    Dame my owned blackberry storm 9530.. One could surely try for this instead..

  5. reLLy gr8 one….Lukin 2 buy one.

  6. Its been three months since they announced this phone in India.But when is it actually coming? Anyone has any idea? I find that this phone has been launched in Kenya, Pakistan but not in India.

  7. its great, huawei also annouse two more android phone viz x5 3.9 inch, 1 ghz processor. X6 4.1 inch, 1ghz procesor

  8. its great, huawei also annouse two more android phone viz x5 3.9 inch, 1 hz processor. X6 4.1 inch, 1hz procesor

  9. I would like to have android, full featured moble to use CDMA+GSM simultaneously

  10. HI ! Where can i buy this. i live in Delhi , India

  11. I read somewhere on the net that Adobe Falh wouldnt be supported for this phone. Arun, Can you re-check?

  12. Resistive touch screens are outdated… this can kill the device for power users.

  13. dude, $100 – $200 doesnt mean its 6k for India. http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/03/huawei-ideos-hands-on/ The price would be around 8k+

    • Arun Prabhudesai

      Dear Taran, Please read carefully…it is from $100 to $200 (4.5k to 9k) depending on the markets…In India most probably it will be less than $150…most sites have give 5600 as the price…and that is also why I have put the caveat that this price is not confirmed…

  14. No it is not resistive, it is capacitive, that is the major draw of this super cheap 2.2 phone. And yes there are going to be many more super cheap phones with capacitive screen from HTC, Sony Ericsson etc.

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