Huawei's ecommerce subsidiary brand Honor announced on Friday its affordable Holly 2 Plus would go on sale in India on Feb. 15 midnight. The handset will be available on Amazon India and Flipkart for Rs 8,499.
Huawei launched the Honor Holly 2 Plus in India alongside Honor 5X in India last month. The Honor 5X smartphone went on sale early on Feb. 1 while the Honor Holly 2 Plus was reserved for a later date. The affordable smartphone will be available without registrations or flash sales, a trend which is followed by several smartphone brands for premium budget devices.
"Holly 2 Plus is a smartphone specially designed for the Indian market with dual SIM 4G support," P Sanjeev, Vice-President Sales, Huawei India — Consumer Business Group, was quoted by Economic Times as saying in a statement. "With these new product introductions, Honor is optimistic of providing phones which suit the needs of Indian customers."
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus is aimed at budget-conscious shoppers in India. The handset offers a 5-inch IPS HD display, 13-megapixe primary camera, 5MP front-snapper and a massive 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech that charges the device from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. It is one of the biggest USPs of the device, and the company claims the handset can deliver over 20 hours of usage with 10 percent battery using Ultra Power Saving Mode.
The Holly 2 Plus supports 4G LTE bandwidths on dual SIM slots.
Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6753P processor, 2GB RAM and has 16GB storage, expandable up to 128GB. The handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and has dual microphone and noise cancellation technology for better clarity on calls. The Holly 2 Plus will be available in grey, gold and white.
Priced at Rs 8,499, Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus competes against some of the bestselling devices in the market such as Coolpad Note 3 Lite, Lenovo K3 Note and YU Yureka Plus.
The Chinese smartphone brand became the third-largest smartphone-maker in the world after Samsung and Apple by shipping 108 million smartphones last year. The company aims at 300 percent growth in the smartphone sales in India, according to a PTI report.