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Honor 8 Pro to be launched in India soon

Huawei’s smartphone e-brand Honor has recently announced the launch of Honor 8 Pro which “aims to redefine smartphone experience”.

The device is set to launch in India in July, 2017 and promises best-in-class hardware and software, from optical lenses to sensors, to image processing algorithms, empowering users to capture the highest-quality images.

The phone will come with a dual 12MP camera setup and is expected to be priced at around Rs. 37,000.

The Huawei sub-brand had also launched Honor 8 Lite in India in May which was priced at Rs. 17,999. It packed a 3000 mAh battery and running on Huawei’s EMUI based on Android Nougat 7.0 and 2.5D curved-edge glass.

Honor 8 Pro comes as an upgrade to the Honor 8 device line with new features and modifications.

Honor has also announced that Karnataka has become one of the top markets in India for the phone brand and contributes almost 10% of total sale, with more than 206 retail stores in the state.
Honor has over 1070 retail stores in South India, making it a strong market for the Chinese phone-maker.

According to Honor’s latest Press Release, “Huawei is aiming to more than double its smartphone sales in India this fiscal year backed by a higher focus on the offline retail channel for its Honor brand of devices.”

“In our journey to emerge as one of the preferred smartphone brands in the country, Karnataka has played an important role. With a strong product pipeline, we are confident of strengthening our position in the southern region.” -Mr. Allen Wang (Director, Product Center, Huawei India Consumer Business Group)

The Huawei sub-brand’s product pipeline is pretty strong with new phones being launched quite frequently, each delivering sets of features suited for the changing market trends, even though with a bit higher price mark compared to other phone brands offering similar features.


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