Update: Huawei held a launch event today to announce its latest devices and we expect a budget raneg device to show up and indeed it did. The Honor Bee is company’s latest budget smartphone that beats the Honor Holly pricing too. This new device is priced at Rs 4999 and would be exclusively available for ore-order on Flipkart starting today at 6PM.
Earlier, May 7, 12: 28 : Huawei has been working well on smartphone launches in India in the recent times. After the Honor 4X and the Honor 6 Plus, the Honor brand might probably see two smartphones in the Indian market – the Honor Bee and Honor 4C. The Honor Bee will probably enter the budget segment, where there is a tough competition already, but with the expected price of Rs. 4999, this seems to stake claim against the well powered InFocus M2, Micromax Canvas Spark in the similar price range.
The Honor Bee is a 4.5-inch smartphone, having a screen resolution of 480 x 840 pixels (218 PPI pixel density) and interestingly, we’re seeing a Spreadtrum SC7731 quad-core processor (1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU) powering the smartphone, along with 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB internal storage in the Honor Bee, while a MicroSD card slot is provided for storage expansion to a maximum of 32GB.
On the back, Honor Bee comes with a 8-megapixel camera and Dual LED flash, while on the front is a 2-megapixel shooter. The rear camera supports Full HD video recording. It will be in both White and Black variants, and will have a matte finish cover on the back. Under that, will be a 1730 mAh battery.
While the Honor Bee supports 3G connectivity, the other options included are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Direct and micro USB 2.0. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and the Huawei EMUI 3.0 Lite will be layered over it, just like what we saw on the Honor 4X. We’ll update about the actual pricing, tomorrow, when the official launch happens.