Neither Huawei or Cricket are the names that first come to mind when you think of high end Android devices. Usually it’s Samsung, HTC and Motorola bringing the hottest hardware to the big four carriers. Most of Huawei’s phones have been from entry level phone like the T-Mobile Pulse or Comet, to the current midrange Ascend. But as far as pre-paid phones are concerned, they’re about to meet their match.
The latest from Huawei is the M886 Glory, sporting a Qualcomm MSM8655T processor clocked at 1.4Ghz. The 4 inch WVGA LCD screen with have a 854 x 480 resolution and on the back you’ll find an 8MP camera. There’s a 1900mAh battery inside, which is above average for most phones today. And probably the best part is that it will have Android 2.3.3 when it ships. Looks like someone finally got the message about having the latest available Android version. There’s also obligitory GPS and WiFi on board. Specs alone do not make for a great phone, there’s still the question of build quality and actual real-life performance, but so far this phone has been called “very, very fast”. We’ll wait till we actually get our hands on it to make a call.
There’s no official word from Cricket when the phone might launch, some are speculating this Fall. But pricing is pegged at $300, with no contract to sign.