Last week, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor had confirmed that it will be soon entering into consumer electronics market with the release of ‘Honor Smart Screen’ TV. Honor India President Charles Peng has confirmed through an interview with PTI news agency that the company will be soon introducing its smart TV in India. He also revealed that the Honor 9X series of smartphones that have gone official recently in China will be also coming to India.
Peng said, “We recently announced the launch of a brand-new large-screen category, Smart Vision Smart TV. This indicates that the large-screen industry will enter the smart screen era from the traditional TV era. The first product of the new category will be officially released in early August and we might bring it to the Indian market soon.” He added, “We will launch newer products and establish an ecosystem of technologically advanced and high-quality devices in India.”
Huawei’s sub-brand is also planning to bring Honor 8X successor to India. Peng stated, “We will launch the next X series phone in India soon. The phone is a successor to Honor 8X launched in India last year, which was a huge rage with the youth in India and has received an overwhelming response.”
Last year, Honor had released Honor 8X smartphone in India. The next X series for India could be the Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro smartphone. The Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphones feature 6.59-inch IPS LCD display with notch-less design and full HD+ resolution. Both phones feature 7nm Kirin 810 chipset. The Honor 9X comes with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB storage whereas the Pro edition features of up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The Honor 9X duo are fitted with side-mounted fingerprint scanners.
The Honor 9X and 9X Pro are packed with 4,000mAh batteries. Both phones are equipped with 16-megapixel pop-up selfie snappers. The Honor 9x has a 48-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera system. The Honor 9X Pro has 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel triple camera system. The Honor 9X has a starting price of 1,399 Yuan (~$203; Rs. 14,026) and 9X Pro’s base model costs 2,199 Yuan (~$319; ~Rs. 22,046).
Peng has further stated that India being second largest market after China for the company, it aims to gain 10 percent market share by next year. The company also wants to offer users with top notch after-sales service.
In May, the US government had imposed trade ban on Huawei which disallowed U.S. companies to work with the Chinese firm. Earlier this month, the ban was lifted with multiple restrictions. Peng said that regardless of the recent US ban, the restricted supplies from the U.S. won’t affect its smartphones.