Jan 23 AT 3:36 PM Dustin Earley 19 Comments

Huawei’s Diamond series smartphones set to shine at Mobile World Congress


Huawei has yet to make a real impact on the American market with the handsets they’ve released so far, but CES 2012 left us yearning for more. When Huawei unveiled the Ascend P1 S, they made it clear just how badly they want to break out of the prepaid, free-on-contract market in the US, and into the high-end. Unveiling the world’s thinnest smartphone with Android 4.0, a qHD Super AMOLED display, and a dual-core Snapdragon processor is one way to do it, but even that may not be what Huawei considers high-end.

Huawei has scheduled a press event for February 26th, one day before Mobile World Congress kicks off, where they plan to detail their Diamond series high-end Android phones. Tagged as being the “smartest, fastest and most high-performing smartphone(s),” it’s not clear exactly how Huawei would build on the still unreleased Ascend P1 S or P1 LTE.

If Huawei wants to keep up with top manufacturers like Samsung, HTC and Sony, then there’s a good chance their Diamond series devices will feature quad-core processors, HD displays and some sort of advanced imaging technology.

With just over a month until Mobile World Congress kicks off, we’re finally starting to get an idea of what to expect at the show. Everyone from LG and HTC to Epson will have something running Android on display. Is there any particular device you’re really looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Ubergizmo

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • spazby

    This will be a great year for android

    • Jeff Pan

      Almost 90% of the phones we are going to see at MWC would be quad-core!

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    If I get to a point where I leave my Nexus, then I would certainly be willing to give one of Huawei’s top-end products a chance. I love the idea of the big guys having another competitor!

    • delinear

      Yeah, it’s all good news for us, although I’m not sure anyone is too fussed about “world’s thinnest” anymore – a bigger battery with more juice is what these super fast phones are crying out for.

  • Starship

    Sexxay devices. – I’m excited to see what quad core is actually going to offer besides better battery life and (Jeremy Clarkson voice) Powwwwwwwwwwwwwerrrrrrrr! not worth it if the best game on Android is still Angry Birds.

    • efthymiosh

      Hmm… Sprinkle. Anomaly: Warzone Earth. Wind-up Knight. The Zenonia series. All those Tegra HD games. :) and those are just off the top of my head.


    im impressed with their lineup.. but again, im a lil worried about supporting a company that is rumored to be partly owned by communist china

    • Starship

      Are you a little worried about living in a country (USA) that’s partly owned (debt) by communist China?

      • delinear

        True, plus all these phones are made there so it’s money in the government’s pockets either way – either directly or through taxes, etc.

        • Hue Three of Five

          Does anyone shop at Walmart? We are giving our money directly to communist China. Buy American if possible.

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  • Nathan D.

    I wouldn’t mind giving them a shot next month when my contract expires and gather enough money to buy a new phone.

  • lancaster09

    I’m actually excited to see the next-gen of phones at MWC! However I would rather wait for a company that I know will provide timely updates though. But damn it looks good

    • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

      Huwaei are actually surprisingly excellent with updates. Even to their lower end phones. The benefits of running almost stock android

      • Alec Ritter

        Jorge, you said “almost stock android” what isn’t stock about their android version? I’ve used a couple Huawei phones in the past and haven’t noticed any kind of overlay. Maybe I just wasn’t looking for whatever small tweaks they made?

  • cthonctic

    I’m interested in seeing what Huawei will unveil in February. Their MediaPad is a more than decent 7″ tablet considering its price and I can see the company pushing right into the top group of Android manufacturers.

    That aside, please tell Taylor to get some reliable leaks for the Galaxy S 3 for us soon. Right now I’m tending towards getting a GNex but every smartphone will have to be compared to the next Galaxy S device in my eyes.

  • CTown

    I hope it will be Huawei priced!

  • KC

    My only concern is whether it has NFC. From hereon, all devices will come with NFC to accommodate the exponential explosive growth of NFC-related works, one most noticeable is the Android Beam in ICS.

    I will definitely be interested in this, if it comes with NFC.

  • androidindia

    Looks promising , galaxy s3 still the phone to be watching out for xD