Header: Huawei to launch budget smartphone with huge battery by Feb
Huawei is planning to launch an Android based smartphone with a huge battery exclusively for the Indian market by early February under its Honor brand.
“We will be launching a Honor branded smartphone with a huge battery by the end of January or early February and it will be a budget smartphone with around 5,000 mAh battery,” Allen Wang, president consumer device business group, Huawei India, told The Mobile Indian.
Though Allen did not reveal features of the device or its name, he said it will “compete with Lenovo Vibe P1m”.
Note that Lenovo Vibe P1m is priced at Rs 7,999 and features a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by 1 GHz MediaTek MT6735P 64-bit quad core processor and 2GB of RAM.
The Vibe P1m has internal storage of 16 GB which is further expandable to 32 GB via a micro SD card. The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It has a 8 megapixel auto-focus rear camera with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. This dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS with AGPS/GLONASS.
Meanwhile, Allen also revealed Huawei’s plans to launch its own online store for the Indian market. “Huawei’s own online store will be ready by March 2016 and initially distribution be managed by an external party,” he said while talking to TMI.
Huawei also won’t launch more than two devices in any quarter going forward, according to Allan. He says by doing so we will not confuse the consumer and thus can have one star device in different price segment.
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