The successful launch of Xiaomi’s Mi3 and Redmi 1S has put India and it’s e-commerce sites like Flipkart on the map of Chinese Smartphone manufacturers, thereby encouraging them to introduce their flagship devices sooner and cheaper. The Huawei Honor 6 offers best features and tech specs vis-a-vis other devices in the Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 price bracket at half the cost. Huawei decided to sell the phone at Rs. 6,000 less than the original price in an attempt to woo the sub-Rs. 20,000 market. Currently, the phone is being sold in India exclusively through Flipkart along with MediaPad Honor T1, priced at Rs. 9,999.
Huawei Honor 6 was released on the Big Billion Day on Flipkart in order to gain maximum reach throughout the country. It offers a 5-inch display with a pixel density of 445 ppi, the latest Android 4.4.2 operating system, the HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset that comprises an octa-core processor, the Mali T628 MP6 GPU and a 3 GB RAM – powerful enough to run high end games as well as for multitasking. The phone comes in 16 and 32 GB models and includes a microSD card which is expandable up to 64GB. It also has a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with two LED flash lights in the rear panel and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. The Honor 6 has Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi with Hotspot feature, DLNA, and a micro USB 2.0 port. It comes with a massive 3100 mAh Li-Po battery which means you’ll easily get a full day’s work out of it. The Honor 6 runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 but has the Huawei UI emotion 2.3 on it, which does not include an apps drawer and there is no change in the notification panel. It runs on a relatively unknown octa-core processor but seems upto the mark along with the 3GB RAM.
According to Huawei, the Honor 6 sold 10,000 units in 48 hours which, roughly translates to 200 units an hour making it the fastest selling phone offered by the company in India. Although this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Huawei claims to have sold 2.5M units in 3 months in China and maintains as one of the best-selling phone at jd.com, the biggest B2C website in China. The brand also created a history by becoming the first Chinese brand to enter the Top 100 Best Global Brands report by Interbrand.
Times look bright for the Indian consumers and Chinese manufacturers with the current trend of cheap Chinese phones offering above par specifications on the upswing. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.