Honor, the smartphone sub-brand of Chinese device maker Huawei has been making waves in several markets with its affordable but decent devices which have done well in managing to rival the influence of Xiaomi. Thanks to that, it has so far seen 8 million units of its Honor 5X smartphone sold globally. The company targets to have sold 10 million units by the end of the year.
The revelation was made by Honor’s head, Zhao Ming, during the unveiling of the latest ultra-cheap Honor smartphone, the Honor 5A.
At just an equivalent of $105, the Honor 5A is quite a decent bargain since it packs 5.5-inch HD display (267 ppi), 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a Snapdragon 617 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 3,100mAh battery Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 4G LTE radios. The device goes on sale on June 17th in China. It is not yet known if this is a China-only device or other markets will get to see it.
Huawei has been pushing the Honor sub-brand in select markets while releasing identical devices under its own brand in others. For instance in some markets like Africa, we missed out on the Honor 5X but got the Huawei GR5 which is an Honor 5X in everything but the name.