Huawei’s new high-end smartphone continues to conquer the world: after a launch in China (under the name of Maimang 6) and in Malaysia (under the name of Honor Nova 2i), the Chinese giant begins sales of Honor 9i in India.
Honor 9i: a smartphone with stunning features sold only 235 euros:
This is a smartphone with a 5.9 inch LCD screen, a 1080×2160 pixel resolution and a ratio of 18: 9. Equipped with a Kirin 659 chip, it boasts 4 GB of RAM and a home battery 3.340mAh. On the back of the device is located a fingerprint sensor. Rarely, this smartphone has four cameras: two on the back (16 and 2 megapixels) and two on the front (13 and 2 megapixels), which allows taking pictures with a bokeh effect, used especially for portraits. Like the Huawei 8 Pro, the Honor 9i adjusts the focus and adds a bokeh effect after taking the picture. The smartphone is available in three colors: platinum gold, dark blue, and midnight black.
The Honor 9i will be marketed in India at the price of 235 euros. Customers purchasing an Honor 9i are also offered a power bank with a capacity of 10,000 mAh and allowing a quick recharge of the smartphone. Its normal price is equivalent to 31 euros, and until October 28, 2017, it is proposed for the equivalent of 26 euros. Must Read: WhatsApp officially introduces Business News.
India, a strategic market for Huawei:
According to Jay Chen, CEO of Huawei’s Indian subsidiary, interviewed by CNBC, China is an important market for the Chinese manufacturer, with a market share of at least 10%. According to Counterpoint Research, to date, Huawei (the number three worldwide for the number of smartphones sold) is not even among the top 5 manufacturers marketing their smartphones in the Indian market. Leading the way is Samsung, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, and Lenovo.
In 2015, Huawei invested the equivalent of 150 million euros in a research and development campus in Bangalore, designed to house 5,000 engineers. In 2016, the manufacturer also announced its intention to manufacture its smartphones on Indian soil.