Huawei has been getting a lot of media attention lately due to its great results in 2014 and some bold moves by the company. This time around though, we’re not here to talk about any high-end smartphones or rumors, but a Huawei-branded mid-ranger with an interesting twist. The Honor Holly smartphone was initially launched in India back in September last year, and the phone is now making its way to Europe. Let’s first see what this smartphone has to offer in terms of specs and then we’ll get to the really interesting part of this Huawei offering.
The Huawei Honor Holly was announced at the company’s event in London and sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which you can expand via microSD card. This thing is powered by quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz, the SoC manufacturer wasn’t revealed, but we’re guessing this is a MediaTek-powered smartphone. 8-megapixel snapper is located on the back of this smartphone, and a 2-megapixel shooter is available up front. 2,000mAh battery will ship with this thing and Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS will come pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.3 on top of Google’s operating system. This is a dual-SIM handset and it, of course, comes featuring the usual array of sensors, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Let’s get to the interesting part now. The launch price for this thing is currently unknown, will be that way until February 23. On said date, those who registered will be given a 4-day window to buy this handset at a special low price, on a first come, first served basis. We’re guessing that the price will be fixed afterwards though. How low will its price be for those who register? Well, that will depend on how many consumers register for the sale of this thing, the more register, the lower the price will be. This is a really interesting move by Huawei’s, though not the first time they’ve done something like this. According to the available information, users will be able to pre-register for this thing starting February 20, though we’re not entirely sure about that yet.