Chinese smartphone maker and Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Monday announced to launch a new “Honor 20 series” globally at a London event on May 21.
There will be a couple of industry-first smartphones across price-ranges, and will hit the India market later, the company informed.
Honor 20 series is the successor to the Honor 10 series. The series may include Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor 20A, Honor 20C and Honor 20X, according to media reports.
Honor 20 will be a flagship phone with the Kirin 980 processor.
Reports say that the device will have a triple rear camera setup, including a massive 48MP primary sensor, 20MP secondary sensor and another 8MP sensor.
“It will have a 32MP selfie camera, a 3,650mAh battery and run Android 9 Pie out of the box. There is no info on the Honor 20 Pro but we expect a bigger display, a bigger battery, and a different camera configuration,” reports GizmoChina.
In March, Honor launched a 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage variant of its recently launched “10 Lite” smartphone for Rs 11,999 in India.
Chinese smartphone maker Honor, which considers India a big market for its products, is aiming to make $2.3 billion globally by selling wearables next year, a top company executive has said.
“India is a huge market for Honor. In terms of launching smart devices, right now the company is focused on wearables because the import duty on them is less while on AI screens or smart TVs the duties are extremely high,” Daniel Tan, Vice President of Honor Smart Life, told IANS here.
“To overcome this challenge, we would work on establishing our own manufacturing unit or assembling unit for AI devices in India,” he added.
Several smartphone manufacturers have already started selling their smart TVs in India including Xiaomi and OnePlus, while Nokia is planning to launch its smart TVs in India in partnership with Flipkart on December 5.
“We are less concentrating on introducing AI screens right now in India but we will definitely launch our other products specially recently launched laptops in our domestic market,” Tan noted.
“For smart TVs it will take some time as we need to work with local content providers for our TVs,” the executive added.
The focus now is on enabling millennials across the world to lead their life with smart as well as secure IoT (Internet of Things) devices, where the users data are completely secure, so that users would accept their products with open arms, said Honor, which is a sub-brand of tech giant Huawei.
As the concern related to personal data has increased over a period of time, it is the task of the companies to make sure that the data of users are safe and we are completely focused on the very same, Tan said.
“Data is something which is a very sensitive and there are international regulations related to user data and no brand is allowed or rather should assess their user data. We as a tech giant are more focused on making our end customer rely on us when it comes to their personal data.
“We are committed not to share anything related to data to anyone, including government, until and unless it is related to international criminal,” Tan said.
With Internet-connected devices, the firm is focused on wearable devices specially smartwatch more because of its demand.
“In terms of Internet connected devices the wearable market is growing a very fast rate and soon the traditional watches will be outdated. The company is looking forward to take on watch makers like Rolex because with these watches the customers buy luxury, but with smartwatches they buy usage,” he added.