Huawei Ideos X5 Introduced at CES

The first Ideos handset was an entry-level Android smartphone released back in September 2010, with which Huawei wanted to build their brand outside of their native China. According to their sales figures, the phone went on to sell more than a million in two months, which has led to the launch of their second Ideos phone, the X5.

It’s another Android phone and again runs version 2.2, but this time the feature list is a little more upmarket, and according to early hands-on reports, the build quality and materials reflect this too. Here are the key features:

  • A 3.8″ capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch.
  • Android 2.2.
  • A 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording.
  • 3G with HSDPA.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n.

The 11.4mm thick chassis has an attractive design, plus Android has been left as naked as Google intended, with no annoying skins to deal with. Further features include an FM radio, SRS audio enhancement and Flash 10.1 support. They haven’t confirmed the processor speed, RAM or internal memory details as yet though.

Initially the Ideos X5 will be heading to Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, but according to PCWorld, it’ll be coming to European networks later in the year. A slightly different release schedule was given by Phandroid, whose Huawei contact said Europe would be seeing the X5 during January.

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