Huawei’s honor brand has launched two devices in India: the honor 5X and the honor Holly 2 Plus. The devices will be available for sale via two of India’s popular e-commerce portals, Flipkart and Amazon.in.
The honor 5X will cost Rs. 12,999 ($191) for the 2GB RAM variant, and is available for pre-order now. Sales are expected to begin on February 1, 2016. The honor Holly 2 Plus, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 8,499 ($125), and will go on sale from February 15. As an added incentive for purchasing, the devices will come with 15 months of warranty (rather than the standard practice of 12 months followed in the Indian market), along with 1 month free screen replacement. Furthermore, warranty shall remain valid even if the device is rooted, which is definitely a plus for anyone looking to root their phone from the very beginning.
The honor 5X is a device that packs in an impressive build into a budget package. You can read more about the device in Mario’s in-depth review.
The honor Holly 2 Plus was launched today at an event held in New Delhi. As the price tag would indicate, the device is aimed at a lower price segment than the honor 5X. The Holly 2 Plus bears a 5″ HD IPS display, the 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P with Mali 720 GPU. For RAM, the device packs in 2GB of it to keep thing chugging along at a sufficient pace. There’s also 16GB of inbuilt storage, with microsd expandability of up to 128GB.
For the camera, the Holly 2 Plus packs in a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. It is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, and supports dual-SIM dual-4G. The Holly 2 Plus runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, with honor’s EMUI 3.1 customization skin on top.
What are your thoughts on the two devices reaching the Indian market? Will they be able to carve themselves a place in the competitive low and mid end segments? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!