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Honor celebrates its 2nd anniversary in India with the launch of the flagship Honor 8 and takes the legacy of dual camera ahead

New Delhi, 12th October 2016 : Huawei Honor launched its latest flagship Honor 8 along with two other smartphones, Honor 8 Smart and its first ‘Make in India’ phone Honor Holly 3. Ever since its entry into the market two years ago, Honor has experienced growth at a extraordinary rate by focusing on the online market and giving digital natives the type of devices that fit their lifestyle. Responding to this consumer loyalty and feedback, Honor has expanded its offering with Honor 8 Smart and Honor Holly 3. Honor announced that the Honor 8 would be available in Sapphire blue, Pearl White and Sunrise Gold colors at the retail price of Rs. 29,999. It would come with a 2 year warranty and a touch screen replacement guarantee in the first three months. 

Honor 8 Smart and Holly 3 is available in black, white and gold colors at the price of 19,999 and 9,999 respectively. The Honor 8 is available at Flipkart and Amazon along with the Honor Store, the other two will follow soon.

Speaking at the launch, Mr George Zhao, President, Honor said ” We have recently celebrated our second anniversary in Honor in India. Honor has received an incredible amount of love and support for all of our products starting with Honor 6 in 2014 and are excited to launch three new offerings to our customers. These three smartphones include – Honor 8, a sleek and elegant smartphone that boosts of our dual lens camera legacy; the Honor 8 Smart and we proudly announce our first ‘Make in India’ Smartphone Honor Holly 3 coming from our Chennai plant. With this launch, we continue our India journey and promise to introduce even more high – quality, disruptive products in the market.”

Randeep Hooda and Nimrit Kaur with Honor President, George Zhao at the launch of the Honor Smartphones
Randeep Hooda and Nimrit Kaur with Honor President, George Zhao at the launch of the Honor Smartphones


The Honor 8 feature high construction, inspired design, and next – generation technology giving speed, and connectivity for today’s young millennial consumers. Taking the legacy of its predecessor, the Honor 8’s 12 MP dual – lens camera comprises of a RGB and a monochrome lens that captures more light to deliver amazing picture quality, vivid color, and stunning detail. Additionally it has a 8MP front camera that works well even in low light for all the selfie fans. A sleek and elegant phone with its double – sided glass design” with a first from Honor – a Sapphire Blue color, Honor 8 runs Android 6.0 and Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1. The smartphone is powered by a 16 nanometer Kirin 950 chip that reduces power consumption and enhances overall performance. Featuring a 3000mAh battery, the smartphone has a 4GM RAM and external memory support up to 128 GB.

For a heightened functionality, Honor 8’s dual function advanced fingerprint reader redefines the 3D fingerprint scanning. The level 4 fingerprint acquisition algorithm delivers enhanced security, and smart feature like fingerprint reader to make payments, take photos, record video, receive phone calls, or turn off an alarm or unlock its Smart Key button functions, customizable for instant access to features and apps along with a instant phone unlock. It also allows the users to take partial or full screenshots with the tap of their knuckle and similar other features through its enhanced knuckle feature.

With its dual rear camera, advanced fingerprint reader the best has arrived.
With its dual rear camera, advanced fingerprint reader the best has arrived.


Honor 8 Smart is a 5.2 inch, aircraft grand aluminum alloy framed compact smartphone. Using the brand – new 13 million pixel stack sensor camera of SONY IMX214, Honor 8 Smart’s 13 MP Camera  can superbly capture scene light, high light sensitivity, providing good effect of dim light, accuracy of color reduction and less noise during night shots, which ensure pictures of higher quality and brighter color. It also houses a 8MP front camera for taking selfie’s even in dark enviroment. It is equipped with a long battery life with 3000 mAh battery combined with the energy – efficient design of the excellebt Kirin 650 chipset and the brand – new smart electricity technology of EMUI4.1.

honor 8
At the price of Rs. 19,999, Honor 8 Smart provides 13MP camera and 8MP front camera for taking selfies even in dark environment,


Reaffirming its commitment to the market, the Honor Holly 3 will be the company’s first ‘Make in India’ smartphones. The 5.5 inch smartphone equipped with a 3100 mAh battery for longer life. The Honor Holly 3 designed with a luxurious 3D back cover comes equipped with a 13MP rear and 8MP front camera for faithful color representation.

Honor launches its first 'Make in India' Honor Holly 3 at the price of Rs. 9,999
Honor launches its first ‘Make in India’ Honor Holly 3 at the price of Rs. 9,999

Honor would be providing its customers with regular software updates to ensure access to latest and most up-to-date product experience. Underlining its customer – centric approach, Huawei Consumer Business Group will also expand its distribution network by partnering with more that 50,000 retail outlets by the end of 2016. This retail network will add to the existing 350+ distributors in India to create a comprehensive, nationwide distribution system. Huawei, over the years, has established global appreciation for its products, both under the Huawei and Honor brands.

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