Huawei Launches Honor & Ideos X5 Smartphones In India

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Chinese giant, Huawei, has also joined the party of smartphones vendors and has launched two models for India market – Honor and the improved version of Ideos X5, running on Android Gingerbread.

Features of Huawei Honor

  • 4″ inch scratch resistant Gorilla glass and FWVGA display with 245 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Textured scratch-proof back
  • 1.4 GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel AF rear camera with HDR, allowing users to capture pictures in ultra-bright and low lights
  • Front camera for video chatting and 720P video recording and playback features
  • 1,900 mAh battery

Costs approximately about Rs 19,990 approx.

The phone will also let users blacklist and whitelist calls or protect their SMS from unauthorized use. Honor comes with a lock screen that has a built-in quick launch to the camera, SMS and phone apps.  The phone also bundles an app called ‘Data Traffic Manager’ which lets users to set their monthly data package budget and offers an overview of data consumption over 2G/3G, WiFi networks and the apps consuming traffic.

Huawei has has also launched an upgraded and improved version of Ideos X5 with Cloud features, a 1 Ghz faster processor, FM Radio and 14.4 Mpbs faster download speeds.

Other prominent features of Ideos X5

  • 16 GB Cloud space to store images, music and books
  • Phone Finder which allows users to  remotely locate phone or lock, backup or delete data to prevent phone from unauthorized use
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and ability to capture 720P high definition HD videos
  • 3.8″ inch WVGA capacitive touch display with multi touch support
  • 1500 mAh battery which promises a good standby and talk time

It costs approximately about Rs. 13,800 approx.

Huawei is not an established brand in India and in our opinion the suggested retail prices for above two models are difficult to achieve in highly price sensitive market like India. May be, the company wants to test the water for suggested prices and if unable to get the volumes moving, may cut the prices as per feedback of the market.

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