China’s proactive Huawei today announced the Honor Holly, besides making the Honor 6 official in India and Malaysia.
While the Honor 6 poses direct threat to Xiaomi’s current flagship, i.e., the Mi 4, the Honor Holly eyes nothing but the Redmi 1S. The Redmi 1S has proven to be a game changer for not only Xiaomi, but a large section of the smartphone market. The smartphone comes at a very entry level price, and has specifications on offer that often take down the best mid-rangers.
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The Honor Holly comes with a specs sheet that bears uncanny resemblance to that of the Redmi 1S. It comes with a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (more like the 1st gen Redmi), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, an 8 mega-pixel main camera and a 2 mega-pixel front camera. The only difference between the Redmi 1S and the Honor Holly is the make of the processor; while the former comes with the new and more powerful Snapdragon 400, the Honor Holly employs a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU of unspecified make. The operating frequency, though, hints at it being an MT6582.
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Even the batteries on these two devices are neck and neck at 2000mAh each. Huawei is yet to announce pricing info for the Honor Holly, but it is going to be tough to match the US$99 price tag of the Redmi 1S.
Do you think Huawei can really capture the entry- to mid-level market held by Xiaomi?