Next month Huawei will release the Glory 4 smartphone (which may be sold as the Honor 4 or Honour 4 in some markets). This is meant to be Huawei’s answer to Xiaomi’s extremely successful Red Rice, which is crazy cheap but has more than decent specs.
The Glory 4 was teased by none other than Huawei CEO Richard Yu a while back, yet without any specs attached – he just said it will be more powerful than the Red Rice, and better value for money too. There was a report talking about Huawei using the MediaTek MT6592 “true octa-core” processor, but that was it.
This has now been confirmed by a new leak/rumor out of China. Furthermore, we get some other spec details too. It looks like the Glory 4 will come with a 720p HD touchscreen (though size is still a mystery, oddly), the aforementioned MT6592 chip clocked at 1.7 GHz, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, and it will run Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 atop Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
If these specs turn out to be real, then Richard Yu sure wasn’t bending the truth when saying that the Glory 4 will be higher-end than the Xiaomi Red Rice. So we have that covered. Now all that’s left for us to find out is how much this will cost.
Sadly though, there’s been absolutely no word about a possible launch outside of China for this device. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, naturally, but it sure looks like Huawei wants to focus on its home market first with the Glory 4. And that makes sense – after all, it’s there that Xiaomi has been rising over the past years.
As you may have gathered, the image above supposedly shows us the top of the upcoming Huawei Glory 4.