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Huawei launches Honor Band A2 at Rs. 2499

Huawei launches Honor Band A2 at Rs. 2499

The India price is exceptional, as the smartphone was given a significantly higher price in the European Union and the United Kingdom during the global launch, of Euro 499 (roughly Rs. 38,000) and GBP 449 (roughly Rs. 38,900). The smartphone is right now exclusively available on Amazon India is, in fact, the global variant of the Honor V10, which was launched in China in November.

It was back in December of 2017 when Honor first unveiled the View 10 - a smartphone with its own dedicated AI chip (Neural Processing Unit), which offloads AI-specific tasks from the main CPU unit. First shown off in early December and launched in India this week, the View 10 may have the best specs of a sub-$500 phone now available.

Another Honor View 10 feature isn't necessarily a sign of the phone's smarts, though it could come in handy if you've got a friend who also buys the new phone. The smartphone comes in Black, Blue, Grey and Black colour options.

Honor View 10 launch offers include a flat Rs. 1,500 off when using ICICI credit cards to purchase. In addition to that there's no cost EMI offer and 90 GB Airtel 4G data free.

What we saw of the Honor View 10 in Las Vegas looks an bad lot like the phone previewed in December. The no cost EMI is available at ₹2,500 per month. Plus, there's a microSD card slot (up to 256GB external storage), 64GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera to go along with those 16-megapixel rear lenses.

The phone, which features Huawei's most powerful processor yet, the Kirin 970, has been promoted as the "first AI phone". I'm eager to see just how fluent the Honor View 10 is when there's no connectivity to be had. The View 10 can pick out 13 distinct scenes - snowy, nature, pets, selfies, portrait, text scans et cetera. The device runs on Huawei's EMUI 8.0 OS which is based on Android 8.0. In India itself, the Honor 9i has been released at Rs. 17,999 with dual front and rear cameras. It bears a 5.65-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery that's rated to deliver a talk time of up to 20 hours on 3G, and a standby time of up to 24 days - it charges fully in about 2 hours 20 minutes, the company says.


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