Huawei Announces The Vision Smartphone With New “3D” User Interface

Huawei has taken a note from the big boys like Samsung and HTC and decided to build a UI of its own. Unlike TouchWiz or Sense, Huawei’s UI has something different to bring to the table: 3D. Now don’t get too excited, or too peeved either (if you’re an anti-3D kinda fella), because this isn’t “3D” in the annoying, in-your-face, makes-you-kinda-nauseous sense. It’s just a 3D interface running on a 2D screen.

Does a flashy 3D interface really bring more to than its traditional counterpart? I can’t imagine it’ll be all that revolutionary. Hopefully, it only enhances the user experience with a little beauty and doesn’t clutter or jumble things unnecessarily.

On the other hand, the specs and the design of the Vision tell me that Huawei’s got high hopes for this one. Its 1GHz Snapdragon processor is bundled nicely in a unibody contoured design. The phone measures in at .39 inches at its thinnest point and weighs a little over a quarter of a pound (.27 lb), with a 5-megapixel camera (capable of 720p video) strapped to the back.

The phone also sports a microUSB 2.0 port, 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of ROM with support for up to a 32GB memory card. The Vision will launch in three color flavors: silver, rose gold, and charcoal. In terms of bloatware, you’re actually getting some pretty good apps with the Vision — Angry Birds, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Order & Chaos Online, and Guerrilla Bob HD. Huawei wasn’t super forthcoming about pricing and availability, but we do know the phone will hit shelves sometime in September.