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Honor Holly 4 Plus Launched In India; Will Compete With Xiaomi Redmi Y1

The Honor Holly 4 Plus carries almost the same specifications as the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Y1.

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Honor, the sub-brand of smartphone maker Huawei, has launched an upgraded version of their month old Holly 4 smartphone in the country. The new smartphone, Honor Holly 4 Plus will come with a number of updates on board.

The company has confirmed that the new Honor Holly 4 Plus will be an offline exclusive device, to be sold via Honor Partner Stores.

Honor Holly 4 Plus – Specifications And Features

The Holly 4 Plus features a 12MP primary camera with 1.25-micron pixels, which will capture improved low-light images.

Design And Build

The Honor Holly 4 Plus will come with an 8.2mm metal body. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back below the camera. A 3.5mm headphone jack sits at the top. The volume rocker and the power button are located on the right side of the phone.

Display

The smartphone features a 5.5 inch HD display with a 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution, and a 2.5D curved glass on top.

Hardware

Honor Holly 4 Plus will be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM.

Software

The smartphone will run Huawei’s own customized EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Storage

Honor Holly 4 Plus will come with 32GB of storage on board.  It can be further expanded up to 128 GB via an external memory card.

Camera

The device will sport a single 12 megapixel rear shooter with a 1.25-micron pixels sensor, which achieves ultra-fast autofocus within 0.3 sec. It supports varied shooting modes like slow-motion, time-lapse and PRO camera set up. Up front, there’s an 8 megapixel wide-angle selfie-shooter with beauty modes.

SIM Support And Connectivity

Honor Holly 4 Plus will support two sims with 4G VoLTE. It also features Bluetooth v4.1, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, OTG and a USB v2.0 port among other connectivity features.

Battery

The device will house a 4,000mAh battery which claims to offer15 hours of web surfing on 4G data.

Price And Variants

The new Honor Holly 4 Plus will retail at a price of Rs. 13,999/- with three color options of choose from – Grey, Gold and Silver.

Availability

The smartphone will be available at Honor-Partnered retail stores across the country starting today.

Honor Holly 4 Plus Faces Tough Competition

Along with the Honor Holly 4 Plus, the Redmi Y1 was also launched in the country. These two have almost similar specs, though they are being offered at very different price points.

  Honor Holly 4 Plus Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Display 5 inch; 720p HD IPS Display 5 inch; 720p HD IPS Display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Soc Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Soc
Front Camera 8 Megapixel 16 Megapixel
Rear Camera 12 Megapixel 13 Megapixel
Software EMUI 5.1 with Android Nougat MIUI 9 with Android Nougat
Storage 32GB 32/64GB
RAM 3GB 3/4GB
Battery 4000 mAh 3080 mAh
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim
Price Rs. 13,999/- Rs. 8,999/- (3GB)

Rs. 10,999/- (4GB)

Initial Thoughts

The specifications of the Holly 4 Plus put it squarely in the budget segment. As we can see from the comparison above, the latest offering from Xiaomi bests the Holly 4 Plus in all departments except battery.

Still, the Honor smartphone is priced way higher than Xiaomi’s smartphone. In fact, its price pits the Holly 4 Plus against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, which offers way better specs.

So, unless Huawei lower the price to a more justifiable level, the Holly 4 Plus is going to have a tough time moving off the shelves. Since, it is going to be an offline-exclusive smartphone, it all depends on the company’s sales and promotion strategies.

Would you buy the Holly 4 Plus over the Redmi Y1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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