Huawei’s sub brand Honor has pulled out another budget friendly smartphone up its sleeves, named as Honor Bee 2. The smartphone is essentially a successor of the Honor Bee and has been launched to compete against other budget smartphones present around. The Honor Bee 2 is priced at Rs. 7,499 and will come in Black, Gold and White color variants. The smartphone is available through 20,000 retail stores across the country and its availability online is uncertain for time being. The company is also offering 15 months warranty with the purchase of the smartphone.
The Honor Bee 2 bears a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) display and has got a 1.3 GHz quad core processor under the hood along with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. For imaging, it has got a 5 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1 based on top. It is a 4G smartphone with VoLTE support, having regular connectivity options such as WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.
The Honor Bee 2 comes with a couple of interesting features such as multi-colored notification LED and a dedicated smart key which gives quick access to other features and apps with in the smartphone. The smart key can also be customised according to user’s convenience for launching desired apps, with three gestures like a single press, double press and press and hold. The device boasts a 2,100 mAh battery for its powering and measures 134.1 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm.
P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India – Consumer Business Group, commented on the launch:
“We are very excited to introduce the Honor Bee 2 in India through our vast offline channel and are confident that it will be a strong performer in the lower mid-level segment. The Honor Bee 2 offers best in class user experience, beautiful design and a great mix of hardware and software will be an exceptional choice for consumers in the mid segment market in India.”
I am deeply surprised by the launch of this phone. It is far away from reality and current market competition. It is launched with dated specs and wouldn’t have been a good buying choice even 2 years earlier at Rs. 7,499. Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5 MP + 2 MP cameras, FWVGA display… seriously Huawei??? Looks like the company suddenly realised that they forgot to launch this phone years ago and launched it now just to check if their logistics and offline network is working correctly or not. Net practice.. you know! :p
– Rahul Dubey