Will Huawei’s ‘Honor Holly’ take the Redmi 1S down?


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.

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.

Read: Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review!

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?

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4 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    September 29, 2014

    If it’s a MTK processor don’t think so.

  2. realjjj
    September 29, 2014

    This seems to be the 3C Play and the pic appears to be the wrong one.Pricing in China is 599CNY so 5999 INR would be the equivalent.
    http://www.huaweidevice.co.in/huawei-honor-holly
    http://www.honor.cn/honor3c-play/

  3. September 30, 2014

    It’s from Huawei. So… no.

  4. dadamo
    April 25, 2015

    The quality is the same compared to Honor 3C. We find the same glossy plastic magnet so imprinted on the back of the phone. Still no risk-taking in terms of design, therefore, even assuming the all-plastic look.

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