We’ve been seeing a lot of water-resistant phones lately and the Huawei Honor 3 is the newest name in that roster. Having gone official in China, the device is designed for the mid-range segment and it’s available for purchase through the manufacturer’s own online store called V Mall. For now, there’s no word on whether the handset will roll out globally.
The Huawei Honor 3 isn’t the first of its kind from the company. Back at the MWC, the Ascend G350 went official with IP68 certification. The handset in question meets IP57 standards for dust- and water-resistant characteristics. It can be submerged for up to 30 minutes max like the Xperia Z (read our review here). This is made possible through cryogenic liquid silicone injection molding technology. The Android 4.2 Jelly Beam platform runs the show and the company has thrown in its own enhancements including an IR sensor which allows you to control various entertainment systems and SLR cameras.
Coming to the technical details of the Huawei Honor 3, the smartphone features a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen, a 1.3MP front camera, a 1.5GHz quad core K3V2E processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. The rear flaunts a 13MP rear snapper with LED flash and IMAGESmart processing engine for better quality pictures in different light conditions. Also fitted within dimensions of 133 x 67.2 x 9.9 millimeters is a 2,150mAh battery, microSD card support, Wi-Fi b/g/n and HSPA+ 21Mbps. The device weighs 138 grams.
Unwired View points out that the Huawei Honor 3 is priced at CNY 1,888 which amounts to around $308 or €233.