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.
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.
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.
Honor Holly 4 Plus will be powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM.
The smartphone will run Huawei’s own customized EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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)
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.
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