New Delhi, Apr 4 (): Chinese cellphone maker Huawei is going to launch its Gingerbread smartphone Honor in the Indian market on April 7. The new Android 2.3 Gingerbread based smartphone Honor is now being listed on Flipkart as an upcoming device. This single core smartphone has got wonderful response in other markets and will get the Android 4.0 update soon after the release.
Sources familiar with the development told that Huawei had customised the Honor smartphone according to the needs of Indian consumers, and it would be available in the first week of April for around Rs 20,000.
Huawei Honor features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor with an Adreno 205 GPU, and a 4 inch display. It also comes with 8MP rear camera with LED flash 720p video recording, front camera, and 1GB of Internal storage. It has FWVGA capacitive touchscreen with a 480 x 854 pixel resolution.
It features 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA GPS with A-GPS support and Google Maps. It has memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Honor is powered with 1900 mAh Lithium – ion battery. For connectivity, the phone includes Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR, microUSB v2.0.
Although Flipkart currently shows that the smartphone’s out of stock, has priced the Huawei Honor at Rs.19,990.
The other phones falling within a similar price bracket include the LG Optimus Black, the Xperia Active and the Xperia Pro. There’s also the Atrix 2 for close to Rs 22,000, but it’s a dual core smartphone. At this price, Huawei Honor seems to have some decent features, but will be competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S Plus, LG Optimus 2x and more.
Company has already announced that Honor will be getting the Android 4.0 update and it is expected to land soon after the smartphone release in the country.
Huawei had unveiled Honor in September last year.