Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: As expected, Honor on Wednesday forayed into the tablet PC segment launching a 7-inch screen size tablet and pricing it competitively at just Rs 6,999.
The 7-inch PC tablet comes with a 4100 mAh battery and can support 12 hours of movie watching, websites browsing and checking mail for up to 8 hours, the company said.
"We found a gap in tablet segment. Hence, we launched a tablet which can occupy position of second device of people after phone," Huawei India's Director Sales (Devices Business) P Sanjeev said at the launch.
"This tablet has aircraft grade aluminium body which is found in expensive devices," Sanjeev said.
The company also unveiled Honor 5C, its first smartphone on Android Marshmallow platform.
It comes with 5.2-inch full-HD display, and is powered by the company's in-house HiSilicon Kirin 650 octa-core processor (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz + 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz).
The smartphone has 8 megapixel front camera and 13 megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and external storage expandable up to 128 GB.
"Often people cover one antenna in a mobile phone while talking. We have provided dual antenna in Honor 5C so that if one antenna is covered, the other can receive signal. We have attempted to resolve call drop problem on devices front," Sanjeev said.
Honor has set 300 per cent sales growth of its devices this year. Huawei sold one million smartphones in 2015 that includes 8,00,000 Honor branded phones in India. Globally, Huawei shipped 108 million smartphones in 2015 and became the third largest player after Apple and Samsung.
"We have optimised hardware and incorporated best things from the world for a good consumer experience. We know design is best done in Paris, components in Japan, algorithms in Russia, software in India and USA for chipset," Huawei India President Consumer Business Group Allen Wang said.
Both the devices have in-built panic button feature, which can trigger emergency alert, that is mandatory for all mobile devices from January 1, 2017.
Honor started sale of its tablet on Flipkart from today but Honor 5C will start selling from June 30 on Flipkart and HiHonor website.
"The registration for Honor 5C begins today. There will be flash sale (limited unit) of Honor 5C on June 30," Sanjeev said.
With PTI Inputs