Huawei to Release 4.9-Inch Galaxy S4 Smartphone Competitor in April

Huawei will introduce a new smartphone in April that will compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The device will feature a quad-core processor that is based on ARM Cortex A15 and will clock in at 1.8GHz along with 2GB RAM, Mali GPU, a 4.9-inch 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel camera.

The company is expected to introduce the device sometime next month. This will be a flagship smartphone that will replace the Ascend D2, which has only been available for three months.

Judging from the leaked specs, this device appears to be quite similar to the Galaxy S4 which Samsung is expected to also release in April.

The Galaxy S4 was finally unveiled by Samsung at last week's Mobile "Unpacked" event in New York City.

Many of the rumored specifications were dead on, including the 5-inch display with 441 ppi. However, rumors of Samsung switching to LCD were incorrect, as the device still packs a Super AMOLED.

The Galaxy S4 will come in two colors at launch: Black Mist and White Frost. It also has LTE and HSPA+ connectivity.

Other rumored specs such as the 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and Android 4.2.2 JellyBean are also featured on the Galaxy S4.

Various tech outlets were correct in predicting that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S4 with two different processors. The device will with feature the new 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core chip or 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm, depending on the market.

The smartphone will also feature the rumored eye-tracking technology so the device will automatically perform tasks based on where the user's eyes are along with smart pause, which pauses a video once the user looks away from the device.

The Galaxy S4 will come in three different memory capacities including 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Samsung announced that it will be available in 155 countries on 327 mobile carriers by the end of April.