Huawei to release own-branded Honor next year


Chinese manufacturer likely to release next own-branded handset in the UK, following the Blaze

Huawei has unveiled its next own-branded phone, the Honor, which is likely to go on sale in the UK next year. The handset manufacturer said it would reveal UK availability and pricing closer to the time.

Its release will follow that of Huawei’s first own-branded device, the Blaze, which goes on sale next month in the UK at Phones 4U and Tesco for around £79.99.

The Honor will run off Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and be powered by a 1.4GHz processor. It features a HD touchscreen, eight-megapixel rear camera and two-megapixel front-facing camera.

It comes with a 1,900 mAh battery which Huawei said allows consumers to share content and connect for up to three days on a single charge. It added this was the longest battery life among smartphones in the four-inch screen range.

The smartphone is DLNA-certified so is interoperable with other DLNA-certified devices such as digital cameras, games consoles and televisions so consumers can share digital photos, music and video between devices.

Huawei Device chief marketing officer Victor Xu said: “Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.”