MWC 2011: Huawei Announce the Ideos X3 Phone and S7 Tablet

Huawei continue to expand their Ideos brand, and have introduced the Ideos X3 smartphone and the Ideos S7 tablet at their MWC press conference today. Despite being made official, there are still a few gaps in the our knowledge of them, but we’ll tell you what we know.

The Ideos X3 is an entry level device and is presumably a model or so down from the already announced Ideos X5. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, plus a 3.2 megapixel camera on the rear panel. The phone measures 11.2mm in thickness, and Huawei say it’s the thinnest phone on the market with a 3.2″ screen.

Although the spec sheet tells us the X3 has Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone port, it doesn’t tell us what processor is inside the device. If forced to guess, we’d say a 600Mhz item is probable, but we’d obviously like something quicker.

Moving on to the Ideos S7, this is a tablet device with a 7″ screen with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution and a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor. A 3.2 megapixel camera will take stills and 720p video, and the tablet also has Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth built-in. Unfortunately, it runs Android 2.2, but the price has been quoted as below $300/£185, so we’ll forgive them!

The Ideos X3 will launch in Japan this Spring before spreading out around the world, while the Ideos S7 will be out globally from April.

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