Smartphone maker Huawei claims to have almost doubled shipments of Honor smartphones in India this year as compared to 2016. “Honor shipped 98.8 percent more devices in 2017 (to India) than in 2016,” Honor President George Zhao told . Huawei sells Honor smartphones online. He said that with increase in sales, the company is planning to further ramp up its manufacturing facility in India. Also Read - Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro to launch in India next week: Here's everything we know
Honor is planning to start selling artificial intelligence (AI) enabled smartphones in India early next year which, it says, will be able to sense who is using the phone, translate messages as per preference of the phone owner etc. Also Read - Honor Magic 3 flagship series with IMAX video recording, Snapdragon 888 SoC launched: Price, specs
The company in China launched V10 smartphone for RMB 29,999. As per industry sources, Huawei may launched in V10 in India market for under Rs 40,000 a unit — at almost half the price of AI enabled that has been launched by two other companies in the India. Also Read - Huawei P50, P50 Pro with OLED display, HarmonyOS launched: Price, features
“India is a key market for Honor and we will bridge the gap between our global and India launches going forward. We are looking to time our India launches in tandem with global launch and going by that, we should be seeing the new AI phones in India as soon as they are launched in the overseas market,” Huawei Consumer Business Group Vice President – Sales, P Sanjeev said.
The company has plans to launch Honor 7x phone in December which is expected to be priced around Rs 15,000 and will be first phone in that price category with 15.06 centimetre display, split screen, dual lens camera, 16 megapixel and 2 MP on rear side and 8 MP on the front, according to sources.