News by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.
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Huawei may be launching a new Ascend Mate flagship at IFA in Berlin in a couple of weeks, but the Chinese company has some other smartphones to launch too. For example, the company is now teasing a new mid-range effort, the Honor 3C Play, a handset that will arrive with solid mid-range specs and as Huawei says, an affordable price.The device is so good and so affordable (according to Huawei) that it is an Apple buster, or at least the ad after the break hints that. We presume Huawei is saying the Honor 3C Play is as good as Apple's iPhone 5c (or at least a better package), that of course costs a lot of money. We suspect the company will have more to say about the smartphone at the coming IFA trade show. Despite Huawei's apparant boasts that the 3C Play is an iPhone killer, its specs are fairly modest, even for the mid-range to low end. That is not necessarily a bad thing as the company and other Chinese brands often do good things with lower end hardware. The Honor 3C Play will pack a quad core MediaTek MT6582 SoC processor with 1GB of RAM, while the four Cortex-A7s cores means the chipset is clocked at 1.3GHz. Elsewhere there is a 5-inch 720p display, 4GB of on board storage that thankfully can be expanded with an included MicroSD card slot. Arguably the biggest disappointment and something that reveals the Play's modest aspirations is the fact that this device runs Android 4.2.2. In other words it is lacking Android 4.4 KitKat and is instead using an old version of Jelly Bean.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.