Huawei is looking to sweeten the deal for potential buyers of the latest smartphones from its Honor sub-brand – the flagship Honor 7 and the mid-range Honor 5X. For those buying either of the two devices from the company’s own vMall online store, Huawei is now offering some delectable freebies that should appeal to mobile gamers, cine lovers and virtual reality enthusiasts alike. According to the listing on the vMall website, buyers of either of the devices will receive an £80 Gameloft voucher irrespective. On top of that, those buying the Honor 7 will be entitled to a £40 sign-up bonus, whereas those booking the Honor 5X will be entitled to a £20 sign-up bonus. Those not interested in penny pinching can also opt for a 4smarts Spectator PLUS Universal VR headset in lieu of the sign-up discount. As mentioned already, the £80 Gameloft voucher is all yours irrespective of whether you choose the VR headset or the sign-up bonus.
One thing to note, however is that Huawei is adopting the ‘Flash Sale’ model for the two handsets, which means users will have to register in advance to even get a chance to buy one of these devices. Registrations for the sale will start on Tuesday, and the next Flash Sale will be held in two days’ time. The bundles with the VR headsets are likely to be in serious demand, seeing as such universally compatible VR headsets from reputable manufacturers cost a pretty penny when bought as standalone devices from the market. Before all the discounts and freebies, the listed price of the Honor 7 is £234.99 while the Honor 5X is listed at £189.99. However, prices and offers do vary from one country within the EU to another, and the above statements hold true only for the UK. Those in the rest of Europe should check for the offers applicable to their specific regions.
Huawei has had a brilliant time of it last year, and is currently one of the fastest growing Android OEMs in the world. While getting to work with Google on the Nexus 6P project was certainly a feather in the cap for the company, its Honor brand has also contributed immensely to the company’s bottom-line with skyrocketing growth in major smartphone markets around the world. However, for all its success in Europe and Asia, the company has still found the carrier-driven US market a comparatively harder nut to crack. Now, with its latest Honor smartphones, Huawei will be hoping to extend its success story to the US as well, now that it is already going toe-to-toe with Xiaomi for the number one spot in their home market in China.