Huawei launching U8300 and U8500 Android phones, U9130 and C5600 Brew phones in India

Huawei is readying the launch of four new phones in India, two of them being based on Android: Huawei U8300 and Huawei U8500.

The U8300 features a QVGA landscape display, full QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, 3.2MP camera, MicroSD card support, and an unknown version of Android (possibly 1.6).

The Huawei U8300 will be available in a variety of paint jobs, including the electric green one seen below:

Huawei U8500 is a full-touch device with a 3.2 inch screen, optical trackpad and 3G. No word yet on which version of Android it’s running.

The other two handsets are the Brew-based Huawei U9130 and Huawei C5600. The first one (U9130) is a BlackBerry-styled phone with a QWERTY keypad and social networking integration, while the second one (C5600) is a CDMA candybar. They’re both aimed at young customers.

All four Huawei phones should be available in India starting August 1 through carriers like Airtel, Reliance and Tata.

Update: CellPassion has more details and some live photos. It looks like there will be a total of 20 Huawei phones coming to India starting August. Most of the Android ones will run Android 2.1 at launch. Prices will be between 8,000 INR and 15,000 INR ($170 – $320).

Huawei has chosen to bring its phones to India in an important moment: Indian carriers are getting ready to launch 3G services in key cities. In China, when 3G was launched, smartphone sales soared, so this will probably happen in India, too.

Author: Florin

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  • http://www.cellpassion.com Rajat

    You have got it wrong. Huawei has a portfolio of 20 phones it is introducing in India. The Android phones will be launched only in October. From august onwards, only their low-end phones will be available.