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Huawei Launches the Honor with HD Display and 3 Days Battery Life

Times like this are rare. Why? Because Huawei doesn’t usually launch mobile phones, they’re are good at something else, but it looks like they could be good at making mobile phones too. Huawei just unveiled the Honor, a 4 inch FWGA HD touch phone running on Android 2.3.5 that has some really good hardware inside it and also quite good looking.

If you remember, this is not the first time that Huawei is introducing new mobile phones that run on the Android OS. We actually went for a live Press Release of those mobile phones known as Ideos X5, Ideos X2 and Ideos Chat. Though, all those phones were quite good in the area of hardware, but not so good when it came to the Android OS, since they were either running on Android 2.1 or 2.2. However, this time, they’ve kept that in mind and launched the Huawei Honor with Android 2.3.5, the latest version currently available.

The features of this phone is quite impressive, I mean that FWVGA 4 inch HD display does make you go ‘whoa’. Actually, that’s because of the way it looks, strikingly similar to the Samsung Galaxy S. Victor Xu, the chief marketing officer of Huawei Device said;

Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand – it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed. Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.

Let me list down it’s features then, excluding the beautiful display and Android OS;

  • 1.4 Ghz Single core processor
  • 4.0 inch 16M 16:9 true color FWVGA capacitive touch screen
  • 8 megapixels auto focus camera supporting HDR, with 2 megapixels front-facing camera
  • Measures 10.9mm (0.43 inches) at its thinnest point and weighs around 140g (0.3 pounds)
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP, Micro USB 2.0 port
  • 512M RAM + 4G ROM memory with a memory card slot up to 32GB
  • 1900mAh battery
  • Exclusive Huawei user-interface with a dynamic weather widget
  • 160GB network capacity CloudDrive
  • DLNA-certified enables sharing with other DLNA-certified devices
Now, with all those features and hardware, one would normally expect about 1 day of batter backup. This is where you’d be wrong, because Huawei claim that this device provides up to 3 days of battery life on normal usage. I bet normal means keeping it switched off.
Anyways, we have no clue about the pricing or availability. However, it should be available in Asia around December this year and maybe it will never hit other countries. At least that’s what the press release says.
Would you like to buy the Huawei Honor or will you be making a face when I you hear Huawei?

Huawei Press Event: Future Plans and Strategies

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company has a very bright future in India, at least that’s what professionals suggest. It’s most likely that a something of this sort will happen in the coming years as Huawei plans to launch some new products for the Indian market that is certainly going to help them achieve what they plan.

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Few days ago, Huawei conducted a very lavish Press Release that we were invited to. The event was of a highly sophisticated nature and was mostly attended by all those major Business heads, Journalists, Press and other Media guys. The Huawei Y Generation devices event took place at the Oberoi Hotel in Delhi and we got the chance to attend the Press Release live. We were there when Huawei announced their plans to capture the mobile device market in India with the launch of three new devices.

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They plan on having at least 15% share of the Indian smartphone market to themselves in the coming next year and they are actually working very hard to achieve this. At present they’ve managed to sell about 100 million cell phones, and have a net asset of $28 billion. Their main focus is India is the cheap smartphone sector, which they want to be a leading part of, in the Top 5 brands they say. Huawei claims that they can achieve this target, since they are already the No. 1 brand in the world when it comes to mobile broadband devices. Huawei was also the first to launch an LTE device in Europe. By investing $2 Billion in the Indian market, Huawei has stepped up and taken a bold action even though the name is not a familiar one when it comes to mobile phones. The main competitor for Huawei in India will be Micromax, which has been successfully in selling cheap priced feature phones.

These three newly launched smartphones, about which I’ll be covering in the coming posts, are mainly aimed towards the student mass, first time jobbers, small town people and also the modern spoilt brats who like to carry more than 2 mobile phones for unknown purposes. The phones are all priced below INR 14,ooo and pack in some really nice features.

Where do you believe Huawei will be in the coming 3-5 years? Would you buy a Huawei smartphone, feature packed yet cheaply priced!!