Huawei’s first “Made in India” smartphone is named as Honor Holly 3

Huawei has launched their first ‘Made in India’ smartphone in the country at the Honor 8 launch event in Delhi yesterday, as expected. We had exclusively reported that the company’s first phone under the ‘Make in India’ initiative will be the Honor 5A. It is known as Honor Holly 3 but it is the same phone as Honor 5A, that was launched in China sometime back. Since, Honor has already launched its Honor 5X and Honor 5C models in India, to avoid confusion among consumers, they have renamed the Honor 5A to Honor Holly 3 in India. Lets check out its specifications, features and pricing below.

For starters, the Holly 3 comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display that has an anti-glare coating (sunscreen lotion for smartphones). It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Kirin 620 chipset along with Mali 450 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, that can be expanded further up to 128GB by inserting a microSD card. It runs on EUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box. In the camera department, there is a 13 megapixel rear shooter along with a 8 megapixel selfie camera on the front. There is Dual SIM support along with 4G LTE but we do not know if it also supports VoLTE or not. The back side of the smartphone has a classic 3D textured back cover as well. Under the hood, we find a 3100mAh battery that promises up to 1.74 days of battery life with moderate usage. In terms of connectivity options, it packs in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS along with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ and 2G.

Honor Holly 3 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS LCD display
  • 1.2 GHz octa-core Kirin 620 processor with Mali 450 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with EMUI 4.1 UI
  • Dual SIM
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video
  • 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video
  • Dimensions: 154.3 x 77.1 x 8.45 mm; Weight: 168 grams
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS
  • 3100 mAh Li-Po battery

The Huawei Honor Holly 3 comes in White, Black and Gold colors. The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 9,999 in India and is expected to go on sale via both the online and offline retail channels very soon. Huawei has also launched the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Smart devices for Rs. 29,999 and Rs. 19,999, respectively but they will not be ‘Made in India’.


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He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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