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Honor 8X Launches In India

The smartphone is a successor of "Honor 7x" that arrived in India

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Honor View 20 to launch in India for nearly Rs 40,000. Flickr

Expanding its “X” series of smartphones, Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese electronics player Huawei, on Tuesday launched “Honor 8X” in the Indian market.

The smartphone comes in three variants — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, priced Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999, respectively.

Powered by Octa-Core Kirin 710 chipset, the device comes with a 16.51cm “FullView” notched display, internal memory expandable up to 400GB and runs Android 8 Oreo.

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The handset would be available for purchase in blue, black and red colours. Flcikr

“Equipped with the latest Octa-Core Kirin 710 chipset with AI functionality, ‘Honor 8X’ will delight the consumers by elevating their overall user experience,” said P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group.

Fuelled by 3,750mAh battery, the smartphone comes with a 20MP+2MP dual Artificial Intelligent (AI)-rear camera and 16MP selfie shooter.

The handset would be available for purchase in blue, black and red colours from October 24 on Amazon India and Honor’s own e-commerce website.

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The smartphone is a successor of “Honor 7x” that arrived in India in December and helped Honor achieve three-fold growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 as compared to 2016. (IANS)

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers.

Meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei’s headquarters, Ren Zhengfei sought Tuesday to allay Western concerns the company is a security risk. Those fears have hampered Huawei’s access to global markets for next-generation telecom technology.

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People walk past an advertisement for Huawei at a subway station in Hong Kong. VOA

Asked how Huawei would respond if Chinese authorities ask for confidential information about foreign customers or their networks, Ren said, “we would definitely say no to such a request.”

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The United States, Australia, Japan and some other governments have imposed curbs on use of Huawei technology over concerns the company is a security risk. (VOA)