Honor’s Smartphone Shipments Doubled in India in 2017

Honor’s relentless release cycle shows no sign of slowing down. Earlier this year, the Huawei sub-brand took the wraps off the Honor 6X and a couple of high-end devices, most recently the Honor 7X in China. On Tuesday, it made the Honor V10, its newest flagship phone, official. And the effort’s paying off — the company doubled shipments of its smartphones in India year-over-year, and intends to ramp up manufacturing in the country.

“India is a key market for [us] and we will bridge the gap between our global and India launches going forward,” Huawei Consumer Business Group Vice President P. Sanjeev, said in an interview with PTI. “We are looking to time our India launches in tandem with global launch and going by that, we should be seeing the new […] phones in India as soon as they are launched in the overseas market.”

Given the competitiveness of Honor’s smartphones, that’s not exactly surprising. The V10, for example, has a 6-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1440) display, Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, a dual camera module consisting of a 16MP and 20MP, and a 3,750mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.0 Oreo, and it launches internationally on December 5.

The V10, which will be available in China from December 5 starting from CNY 2,699 (~$409), might launch in India for under Rs. 40,000 (~$620) a unit, according to PTI. The Honor 7X, meanwhile, launches in December. Registrations for the device have started on Amazon.

If both phones launch in India at competitive prices, they’ll be candidates for the market’s best affordable flagships, battling against the OnePlus 5T and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

Via: NDTV Gadgets