Android Phones

Huawei Prism passes through the FCC, seems to be a Sonic follower

March 7, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android Phones, Huawei, Rumors


Huawei is clearly one of the biggest surprises of 2012, as it looks set to take the Android market by storm with some pretty great products, at least in theory, like the Ascend P1 S and the Ascend D Quad.

And even though most of today’s technology manufacturers would be satisfied with those two gadgets in their portfolio, the guys at Huawei don’t seem to be keen to put an end on their Android offensive. On the contrary, a new Prism smartphone is getting near to its release, after passing through the FCC and getting WiFi and Bluetooth certification.

We don’t know much about the Huawei Prism, also known as the U8651T, but it doesn’t look like a very high-end gadget for the time being. Assuming that the codename is correct, the Prism will most likely be an upgraded model of the U8650 Sonic, an Android-based low-end smartphone released in July 2011. Another thing that can be safely assumed by the phone’s codename is that it will be released on contract at T-Mobile.

The Huawei Sonic, for those of you who don’t remember, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, features a 3.15 MP rear-facing camera, a 3.5-inch touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels, only 512 MB of internal storage and 256 MB of RAM, so all in all this is the definition of low-end, entry-level technology right now.

Sure, the Prism might step it up a notch and come with some improved tech specs, but one of the things we know about the future Huawei smartphone is that it will feature a 1400 mAh battery. I don’t know about you, but I for one am not very excited about the Huawei Prism after finding out its battery’s capacity and, if I take a look at the leaked photo picked up by the guys at showing the stripped back of the smartphone, I can also assume that the device won’t be extremely fashionable or very thin.

On the other hand, I guess that even Huawei, who ‘’threatened’’ us with releasing the world’s most powerful and stylish smartphones this year, needs a couple of new products targeted towards technology enthusiasts on a budget, so maybe this Prism will find some adopters after all. Stay tuned on our website to find out additional details about this smartphone, set to be announced in the coming weeks or so.