Huawei has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshallow will start rolling out by February 2016 and has also announced said it will begin selling its Honor series of handsets via Snapdeal, moving on from the Flipkart-only model it was following earlier. The brand hopes to reach a larger audience in India with the new partnership.
According to Huawei India Consumer Business Group VP (Sales) P Sanjeev, the Honor range has received an overwhelming response from Indian consumers. It started vending the devices around a year ago and has so far gained 1 million customers. The China-based brand is aiming to sell 15 – 20 lakh units of the series by the end of 2015.
It’s hopeful of achieving the goal within the next remaining quarter. As an introductory offer, PTI reports the Honor lineup will be offered at a reduced rate on Snapdeal. This includes the Huawei Honor 4X priced at Rs 8999, Honor 4X (gold) for Rs 9499, Honor 4C at Rs 7499 and the Honor Bee at Rs 3999.
The deal is valid from November 2 to 4. All the smartphones are being sold with an additional 10% off on purchases made via HDFC credit and debit cards on the app platform. Two notable exceptions to the list are the company’s flagship Huawei Honor 7 and Honor 6 Plus handsets. The models will continue to be sold through Flipkart.
As mentioned above, other than the shift towards Snapdeal, Huawei also confirmed via its Indian Twitter handle that it is set to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its Honor range by February 2016. The Honor 7, its latest offering, will be the first to get the upgrade. The phone will be followed by the Honor 6 Plus, Honor 6, Honor 4X and the Honor 4C.
The Huawei Honor series of smartphones is now live on Snapdeal.