Apple iPhone 5 (4S) to be Challenged by Huawei Vision

We’ve written countless articles now with news, speculation and rumor about the Apple iPhone 5 (or 4S), but it seems that Chinese company Huawei intends to give Apple a challenge. The manufacturer has plans for the Huawei Vision (possibly codename) smartphone, which will be a high-end Android device and from very early specs it could join the list of credible Android alternatives to the iPhone 5.

If you’re an iPhone fan you’ll probably already know much of what’s expected for the next iPhone but if not then take a look at an OSM article from yesterday by our Tim Ollason who gives some clarification about what to expect from the next iPhone, along with approximate release dates. You may also be interested in our recent rumor roundup about the iPhone 5, which looks at the many stories that have cropped up about the iPhone over the last month.

Turning our attention to the Huawei Vision though, there has been confirmation from Huawei’s chief strategy and marketing officer Victor Xu, that this iPhone challenger will feature the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, with an update to Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the fourth quarter 2011, and will also feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen. The news comes to us from Khidr Suleman over on V3, who was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of a prototype Vision, said to be similar in appearance to the HTC Desire S.

Desire Athow of ITProPortal, also writes on the Huawai Vision and adds that the handset will feature a proprietary 3D user interface and may include NFC (near-field communication) capability. However V3 says that the Vision will not be shipped with NFC. The price will be between £250 ($411) and £400 ($658) when the Vision is released in the second half of this year. What are your thoughts on Huawei’s plans for a high-end smartphone to challenge the iPhone 5? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    It will probably catch on in the UK, where commie controlled telecom is right in so whispers on the royal pillow will soon be on loudspeaker at PRC headcourters in Beijing.

  • Anonymous

    It will probably catch on in the UK, where commie controlled telecom is right in so whispers on the royal pillow will soon be on loudspeaker at PRC headcourters in Beijing.