June 8, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Today is a big day for Huawei as it begins to launch its first Android 4G LTE smartphone in the United States. The Huawei Activa 4G is currently available through MetroPCS retail stores across the nation as well as its online store for $149. The price is off contract (since MetroPCS doesn’t offer contracts), but you will be required to choose a monthly voice and data plan for it.
In terms of specs, the Activa boasts a 3.5 inch HVGA touch screen display, Android 2.3, a 800MHz processor, a 5MP rear facing camera, and the critical 4G LTE radio. Clearly, the specs aren’t anything to write home about, but if you are in the market for a mid-range LTE smartphone on MetroPCS for a solid price, then the Activa is still worth considering.
The $149 price point occurs after a $50 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in-rebate. It is also worth noting that the price is for a limited time only. We should also commend Huawei on launching its first LTE smartphone in the United States, and hopefully there will be more to come.