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Huawei starts making Honor 7X smartphone in India


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Chinese telecom gear firm Huawei has started making its latest 4G smartphone Honor 7X in India at Flex's manufacturing facility near Chennai.

"Honor, Huawei's e-brand...has started manufacturing of Honor 7X in partnership with Flex, at Flex's plant in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai," Huawei said in a statement.

Huawei Honor started manufacturing in partnership with Flex India in September 2016 and started with Holly 3, which was its first phone under the 'Make in India' initiative.

It later starting making Honor 6X model. Honor 7X, launched in December 2017, recorded three times more sales than previous version of the smartphone Honor 6X.

Available for sale at 12,999 (32 GB internal storage) and 15,999 (64 GB internal storage) Honor 7X comes with 5.9 inch display, dual-lens 16MP and 2MP rear camera with LED flash, Kirin 659 octa-core 2.36 GHz processor, 3,340 lihtium-ion battery etc.

"Honor and Huawei will keep evaluating the demands for the product in India and will keep trying to up the ante for indigenous production and localisation. The production of the bestseller Honor 7X is another milestone for us," said P Sanjeev, Vice-President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group said in a statement.

As per latest counterproint research report, Huawei is among top three smartphone brand, after Xiaomi and iTel, to have registered highest growth in India during 2017.

Huawei smartphone sales in India grew by 165 per cent, while Xiaomi and iTel registered 259 and 213 per cent growth in 2017, compared to sales in 2016, as per the report.

"Honor saw a 3 times growth in fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to fourth quarter of 2016, owing to the success of Honor 7X, which has been touted as the bestseller in the category despite the volatility of the smartphone industry," Huawei statement said.

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 7:00 PM IST

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