Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s online-focused sub-brand Honor on Friday announced that it sold over six million units of the recently launched “Honor 8X” globally, becoming the top “Singles Day” performer in terms of sales volume and revenue under the smartphone category. In India, over 1 million units of Honor products were sold during the Diwali festive period, with “Honor 9N” and “Honor 8X” being the most popular products on Flipkart’s Big Billion Days and Amazon India respectively on the first selling day, the company said.
“As a thanksgiving for our Indian consumers, we would like to announce that unlike other smartphone brands, Honor will not increase the price of its smartphones this year,” said P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Consumer Business Group, Huawei. The Honor 8X also became one of the highest selling phones in Germany, France, the Middle East, North America and South Asia, the company added.
The Honor 8X, launched in October in India, comes in three variants — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, priced at Rs 14,999, Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. It’s one of the strongest contenders to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Realme 2 Pro smartphones. The Honor 8X is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset which is built on 12nm manufacturing process.
The USP of the Honor 8X is its design. No other smartphone available in the market right now comes close to the Honor 8X in the design aspect. The two-tone back of the Honor 8X is very unique and appealing to the eyes.