Entry-level Huawei Ascend Y200 is U.S.-bound

This starter Android smartphone should make its way to the U.S. in a few months.


NEW ORLEANS--Huawei issued forth no formal product announcement at CTIA 2012, but I did find this new Android smartphone quietly sitting at Huawei's booth.

The Ascend Y200 is part of Huawei's latest strategy in naming families of phones. The "Y" stands for youth, which also typifies mass market, entry-level phones with smaller screens, slower processors, and fewer camera extras.

An Android Gingerbread phone, the Ascend Y200 has a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with no flash. It's a fairly attractive phone nonetheless, with smooth, round lines and a dark body.

Huawei Ascend Y200
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Although there's no carrier or pricing information yet, the Ascend Y200 is slated for a U.S. release later this year, according to Huawei's executive vice president of products, James Jiang.

The handset-maker will also have other launches in the pipeline over the next few months.

Catch all the latest news from CTIA 2012.

Huawei Ascend Y200
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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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