Last week Huawei announced plans to launch an LTE version of the Ascend P1 Android smartphone. Today, the Ascend P1 LTE won approval from the FCC, sporting the model number U9202L-3. Test reports for the Ascend P1 LTE show that the device won approval for LTE bands IV and XVII, HSPA+/HSUPA/HSDPA/UMTA bands I, II, IV and V, and GSM bands 850, 1800 and 1900. LTE band IV is used by AT&T in the United States, along with GSM bands 850 and 1900.
Huawei has announced that it will first launch the Ascent P1 LTE in the UK on the EE network, with other carriers to follow later.
Huawei’s Ascend G300 Android smartphone was unveiled at MWC this week while also making its debut on the FCC. The G300 offers a basic suite of features, including a 5MP camera, 4-inch 480×800 screen and dual mics. The device also comes with an attractive price point in the €200-250 range (off contract). That makes the G300 an attractive entry-level Android play. Unfortunately, the G300 runs Android 2.3, although an upgrade to ICS is planned for the future.
Check out the full Ascend G300 teardown gallery below.
Huawei passed a new device called the M920 through the FCC on Thursday. The device won FCC approval for CDMA 800, 1700 and 1900 bands, as well as LTE Bands II and IV, WiFi and Bluetooth. Test reports for the device say that “The CDMA frequency band [for the M920] includes US Cellular, PCS, AWS,” below, a good indication that the M920 will be offered by US Cellular.
We get a look at the M920’s form factor from the image above, although photos of the device remain confidential. Test reports indicate that the M920 uses the MB5F1H battery that is also used by Huawei’s U8860 Honor phone, suggesting that the M920 may be an LTE version of the U8860.
No word yet on pricing or a release date.
Huawei’s MediaPad made another appearance on the FCC today, this time sporting the GSM and WCDMA bands used by AT&T in the United States. According to FCC test reports, the device won approval for GSM 850 and 1900 bands and WCDMA bands II and V, unlike previous versions of the device which offered support for T-Mobile’s WCDMA band IV.
FCC filings also include a host of internal pictures of the MediaPad. We get a close view of the device’s 4000 mAh battery, as well as its Qualcomm processors and Samsung SDRAM. Some reports indicated that the MediaPad relies on an NVIDIA Tegra2 processor, but the Qualcomm logo is visible on what appears to be the device’s CPU.
The 7-inch MediaPad is a Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet that features a 1280×800 screen, front (1.3MP) and rear (5MP) cameras, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth.
The MediaPad is expected to launch in Europe for around £275. We don’t have word on any official carrier support in the US yet, but today’s FCC filing is a good sign that Huawei does plan to bring the MediaPad to the States.
Check out the full gallery of MediaPad pictures, below.
Huawei is mostly known for lower-end OEM phones, but we have to say the company’s M886 Glory smartphone appears to be quite competitive. The device features a 4-inch screen with a 480×854 resolution, 1.4GHZ Qualcomm MSM8655T processor, 8MP camera and a large 1900mAh battery, and runs Android 2.3.3.
The Glory made its way through the FCC today sporting a Cricket Wireless logo on its rear. The device will retail for $300 with a two year contract and is expected to be released later tis year.
FCC documents also include a teardown of the Glory, although the pictures of the device’s internals are quite blurry, below.
Huawei unveiled their IDEOS S7 Slim Android 2.2 tablet at MWC this year, and today the device got the full FCC treatment. The IDEOS S7 Slim features a 7 inch touch screen, 1.2GHz Qualcomm SnapDragon processor, front and rear facing cameras, external storage supported via microSD, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI out and a still unexplained dock interface.
FCC test reports for the IDEOS S7 Slim show support for GSM/EDGE 850, 1900 bands, as well as support for WCDMA bands II and V. That means the device will work on AT&T’s 3G bands in the United States, a possible indication that the tablet will launch on AT&T later this year.
The real draw of the IDEOS S7 Slim is its price point. The device is expected to retail for less than $300 when its released in the US. While we don’t know all of the IDEOS S7 Slim’s specs at the moment, it’s safe to say that at this price point the device is likely to be very competitive. It is unfortunate that the IDEOS S7 Slim will not be launching with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, however.
Internal photos of the IDEOS S7 Slim reveal the device’s Qualcomm SnapDragon processor and what appears to be flash memory. You also get a good look at the device’s screen and housing. Check out the full gallery below.