Huawei has decided to drop its name from its smartphones division and launch subsequent devices online under the brand ‘Honor’. Wise decision from a company whose name has been pronounced as anything from Hawaii to Whoarewe.
Freshly roasted Arjun Kapoor and a couple of gents from the Chinese company launched two devices - The Honor 6 Plus and the Honor 4X at an event in New Delhi. Both the devices will be available exclusively on Flipkart, at ₹26,499 and ₹10,499 respectively.
Honor 6 Plus
We fondly remember the Honor 6 and can’t help but be biased towards the Honor 6 Plus. It has a 5.5in Full HD display and is powered by a Huawei Kirin 925 chipset. Wasn’t Kirin that little guy in Dragonball Z who kept dying like an Asian version of Kenny from Southpark? Oh wait, that was Krillin. Never mind. Kirin 925 here refers to the beastly 1.8GHz Octa-Core CPU that keeps the phone purring along smoothly, aided by 3GB of RAM. Honor 6 Plus has been boasting of having cameras on board that will ‘revolutionize smartphone photography’ since it features India’s first bionic parallel dual lens. That translates to 2 rear cameras- 8MP each, offering an aperture range rivaling those of DSLR lenses. The crown jewel of the phone however, has to be the 3600mAh battery. The battery life of the original Honor became the stuff of legends and the 6 Plus carries on the legacy with panache.
The budget 4G smartphone- the Honor 4X has been launched at ₹10,499 to take a bite of the cash cow known as the ‘Mid-range Smartphone Segment’. The 4X runs along on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core CPU with A53 architecture. It’s equipped with a 13MP/8MP camera set and is backed by a 3000mAh battery that claims a 72 hour standby time. Not bad at all for a 10K device. Both the phones will be available through Flipkart, April onward.
Huawei seems committed to make a serious dent in the Indian smartphone market with these launches. According to George Zhou, President of Honor, Huawei is targeting seven times sales growth from India in 2015. Our past experience with Honor is making us root for George here a little bit. Just a little. He is Chinese after all. We’re going to give the Honor 6 Plus a thorough workout soon. Check back here for a full review.