Huawei’s C199 looks like a premium mid-range phablet

If it’s not the FCC or any benchmark website, China’s TENNA certification has been the source of numerous leaks, the Huawei C199 being the latest. Images, specs and price for the upcoming handset have been revealed, confirming almost every aspect of the device.

The Huawei C199 is said to be a new phablet that falls under the mid-range segment, albeit it will be powered by a monster of a processor. The leaked information highlights that the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset will be onboard and this piece of silicon has proven to be almost as fast as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor.

Huawei C199

The SOC comprises of quad Cortex A7 cores and quad Cortex A15 cores based on the big.Little design by ARM. To top it off, there are Mali-T628 MP4 graphics onboard. GSM Dome reports that the device will have a metal construction with a 5.5-inch 720p HD display on the front and run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.

Huawei C199 leaked specs:

– 5.5-inch 720p HD TFT LCD
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– 1.6GHz octa core processor
– 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
– 13MP rear camera, 5MP front lens

The C199 is the third smartphone from the company to get leaked by TENNA this week itself. A couple of days back, the Huawei Honor 6 was spotted with 4GB of RAM and an 8MP front camera. Additionally, an affordable handset which goes by Hol-T00 was also certified carrying the standard mid-range features with a Galaxy S3 inspired design.

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The Huawei C199 is expected to retail for around CNY 2000 which translates to approximately US$320. The handset is headed to China Telecom, if the above images are to be believed.