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Huawei debuts 5-inch A199 for China

The Jelly Bean has room for two SIM cards, which means that it won't land at a U.S. carrier.

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Huawei's latest Android, the dual-sim A199, features a 5-inch display. Huawei

Huawei has announced (translate) a midrange Android smartphone for China and emerging markets in the form of the 5-inch A199.

Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Huawei A199 also features Huawei's custom Emotion 1.5 UI. On hardware, the handset falls in the mid-to-high end of the spectrum with its quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and 8.0-megapixel rear camera.

Whereas most 5-inch smartphones tend to offer a 1080p HD display, the Huawei A199 comes with a still respectable 720p resolution screen. Additional hardware includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2,150mAh battery, dual-SIM support (GSM / CDMA / EV-DO), and the standard fare of connectivities.

Don't look for the Huawei A199 to come to the United States any time soon as dual-SIM, unlocked phones are not the norm. With that said, Huawei is expected to announce a flagship experience later this summer; recent rumors suggest that the Huawei Edge could be said device.