Huawei's Honor brand has announced its expansion plans for the Indian market. The company has confirmed that the Huawei Honor 6 Plus
will be launching in India by end of March alongside budget 4G smartphones.
The Chinese handset brand however has not detailed names of the other handsets expected to launch in the country.
Announcing the news at the sidelines of MWC 2015, Dragon Yin, President of Honor International Business, said "Honor was launched last year in Western Europe and the success in these markets has made us optimistic. We have already entered 57 global markets only in six months and plan to invest considerably to develop global markets and India as these are very important market for us."
Yin confirmed that Huawei is planning to launch budget 4G phones in the country and ties-in with a report from last year that also claimed the Chinese handset manufacturer's plans to launch 4G smartphones for less than Rs. 10,000 within six months.
"With the launch of 4G in India, we are sure that we will be able to increase our market share by introducing affordable 4G smartphones in India. Our differential lies in our quality, our ability to innovate and each of our products is a result of extensive research and development. We are expecting that the Honor 6 Plus to take the market by storm," Yin further added.
The company also gave some details about Honor units sold last year. According to Huawei, Honor clocked 20 million units in 2014. Huawei India launched the Huawei Honor Holly in the country in October.
Coming back to Huawei's Honor 6 Plus, it was launched in China in December in two variants - one priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,500) came with 4G connectivity support on only one SIM, while the CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,700) variant came with both SIM slots supporting 4G networks.