Update 10/17/2016: The Honor 5A variant with a different chipset has been launched in India dubbed as Honor Holly 3. The price is 9,999 INR
Huawei inaugurated its ‘Make In India’ drive on September 23 and will start manufacturing smartphones in India in partnership with Flex from their Chennai facility. Initially, the company plans on making 3 Million phones by the end of 2017, which in turn, will result in 2000 more jobs in the country. This will be the 40th Smartphone facility to go operation in India in the last two years.
The third largest smartphone manufacturer also plans on strengthening its after sales support and offline retail network in India. The company plans on opening 30 exclusive Huawei service centers, and partnering with 200 new service outlets and 50,000 retail outlets by the end of 2016.
Huawei’s Make in India journey will begin with Honor 5A that was recently launched in China. The Honor 5A is an affordable Android phone with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 617 SoC,2GB RAM, Android Marshmallow and 3100mAh battery.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Information & Technology, Law and Justice said,
I would like to congratulate Huawei on their commitment to pursue their ‘Make in India’ vision. The Government of India is pleased to see so much enthusiasm for our “Make in India” initiative. We are working towards making India an electronic manufacturing hub. As India is set to become the second largest smartphone market, our government would like to invite even more businesses to come and manufacture in India. This is an opportune time to start manufacturing from India. The smartphone landscape in India is growing every day and such initiatives by technology leaders will help accelerate the growth of local manufacturing industry in India.
Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India said,
We have been present in India for the last 16 years and as part of our India focus, we have been consistently expanding our footprint in the market. This year especially has been of significance in our India journey. We recently launched our world class GSC in Bengaluru and the start of manufacturing in India is an affirmation of our commitment to India and supports the Make in India campaign. We are convinced about the growth potential and future of India and we’ll keep looking for opportunities to increase our presence here.
Huawei Honor 5A Specifications And Features:
|Model||Huawei Honor 5A|
|Display||5.5-Inch, HD, IPS Display|
|Processor||1.2GHz Snapdragon 617; Adreno 405GPU|
|Internal Storage||16GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based Emotion UI 4.1|
|Primary Camera||13MP sensor, LED Flash, PDAF|
|Secondary Camera||8MP Front-Facing Camera, F/2.2 aperture lens|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE and VoLTE, OTG|
|Price||Expected around 8,000 INR|