January 18, 2021

Huawei C199S With 5.5-Inch HD Display, 64-Bit Octa-Core SoC Launched

Huawei in China has launched a large screen metal-clad smartphone called the Huawei C199S for CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 22,600). While the company is selling the device through its online store Vmall in China, there is no information as yet of it being released in any other region.The Huawei C199S is the successor to last year’s metal-clad C199. Though the company has upgraded the specifications of the new smartphone, it still carries a similar metal-back to its predecessor.

The dual-SIM Huawei C199S runs EMUI 3.0 skinned on top of Android 4.4 KitKat, and features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display.

The Huawei C199S is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 (MSM8928) processor clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. It features an 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 16GB internal storage on the smartphone is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Connectivity options on the Huawei C199S include 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS/ A-GPS. The handset is backed by 3000mAh battery, which is rated to deliver a dual-SIM standby time of up to 200 hours. The Huawei C199S measures 153.5×77.3×7.6mm, and weighs 167 grams.

In December, the company had launched a phablet device, the Ascend GX1, in China at CNY 1,590 (approximately Rs. 16,000). Upfront, the dual-SIM Ascend GX1 boasts of a 6-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.

Other specifications of the Huawei Ascend GX1 include a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor clocked at 1.2GHz; 1GB of RAM; an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash; a 2-megapixel front-facing camera; 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), and a 3500mAh battery.