Huawei’s two Android smartphones to hit UK stores later this year

Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei Technologies announced at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas that its two handsets, viz. the Ideos X5 and Ideos X6, would hit the UK store shelves by the end of this year.

The larger of the two handsets, the Ideos X6 (which is also called the U9000) will come equipped with a 4.1-inch touchscreen and 1GHz processor. It will also feature Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HSDPA/HSUPA, an HDMI-out port and 720p HD-video capture and playback functionality.

The Ideos X5 will feature a slightly smaller 3.8-inch display, an MSM7230 800 MHz processor, a 5-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and high-speed internet connectivity.

A spokesperson for the company said that the X5 handset will be made available in the UK sometime during the third quarter of 2011, with price tag of around £174.

Both, the Ideos X5 and the Ideos X6 handsets, run Google’s Android 2.2 operating system. However, the manufacturer said that it could upgrade the handsets to Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb), once carriers for the phone are finalized.

Huawei claims that it sold more than three million Android-powered smartphones during last one year.