Fears of a weak monsoon are obviously misplaced. It is raining smartphones! Today, Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched a new phone called Honor 5C in India. As always, the Chinese phone maker is aiming to fit as many components with top specifications, usually found in a higher category smartphones, as possible. Honor 5C is priced at ₹10,999.
So far, Honor has released 8 phones in India and, overall, has received a favorable response. Worldwide, the Honor 5X smartphone has sold almost 8 million units.
Honor 5C is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 650 processor with 8 cores which run at 2 Ghz. It has a 5.2 inch full HD screen and a 3000 mAh battery with something called Smart Power 3.0 that, according to the phone maker, makes it the equivalent of 4000 mAh. Maybe, the feature is similar to Android's Doze in Marshmallow and the upcoming N version.
The phone has a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera, which are now standard in phones in the 10,000-rupee range. Notably, Honor 5C is being launched with Android Marshmallow with EMUI customization. Honor is also providing free screen replacement for the first month.
Honor 5C has a 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of Internal memory which can be expanded by an SD card. The phone will be available on Flipkart in three colors. Registration starts today and the first flash sale will take place on 30 June.
Honor 5C faces a tough competition from the other phones of this range. Moto G4, LeEco L2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Zuk Z1 from Lenovo are to name a few. Apart from that the flash sales strategy might not give them the room to sell the phone in larger volumes as a lot of phone are now avilable through the open sales.
The company also launched a 7-inch tablet named Honor t1 7.0. The tablet will be priced at ₹6499. The tablet has 3G calling facility with a high resolution screen.