Huawei unveils Honor 3C successor ‘Honor 4C’

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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Tuesday took the wraps off the new Honor 4C smartphone.

Successor to the 2014 launched Honor 3C, the new smartphone features a 5-inch 720p HD display and packs 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 with EM UI 3.0, dual-SIM support, and 2550 mAh battery. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor or HiSilicon Kirin 620 octa-core processor depending on the variant. The phone
is being offered in three variants – China Unicom 4G, China Mobile 4G, and China Telecom.

Other specifications include 13MP f2.0 primary camera, 5MP front shooter with 22mm wide-angle lens, 8GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot.

Huawei has confimred that the Honor 4C will first be released in the company’s home market, followed by other countries. The smartphone will go on sale at the Huawei’s Vmall online store as well as Alibaba’s Tmall store on May 7 and the registrations for the first sale are currently open at both e-retailers.

Available in Black, white, gold, blue, and pink color options, the Honor 4C has been priced starting at 799 yuan. There’s no word on the handset’s UK launch yet.

Honor is Huawei’s subsidiary established less than two-years ago and it offers its smartphones only online like Xiaomi.

According to research group Gartner, Huawei ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units, gaining a 5.5 percent share.