Huawei launches Honor 3 complete with 13-megapixel camera

Huawei have officially launched their next smart phone with the powerful Honor 3 that sports a 13-megapixel camera set to hit the shelves of Chinese retailers in the coming weeks.

VRZone report the Chinese company will release the device in their home market first with the price set at 1,888 yuan [£198] thus gazumping the affordable and slender Ascend P6 released earlier this year.

In terms of specs, the smartphone comes with a K3V2 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage that can be expanded by using a microSD card.

It has a 4.7in 720p IPS screen with a 13-megapixel camera that blows the 8-megapixel one that ships with the Ascend P6 out of the water. Consumers will, however, be disappointed with a front camera that boasts just 1.3-megapixels.

The new smartphone weighs in at 138g and has a depth of 9.9mm meaning that it’s larger than the Ascend P6 that has been dubbed the world’s thinnest smartphone by the company.

A 2230mAh battery powers the device, it comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared connectivity, is dust and water resistant, and the whole show is run on Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI.

No release date has yet been confirmed by the company for other markets and the only market where they’ve confirmed it will be released is China. This was the same case with the Ascend P6 before it was eventually released in Europe later on in the year.

Huawei are one of the two home-based phone manufacturers that were awarded one of China Mobile’s lucrative 4G contracts that are worth 20 billion yuan [£2.1 billion]. Huawei took 25 per cent of the “total 4G procurement in China Mobile’s tender” for the year and will look to build on this with this new device as well as the earlier released Ascend P6.