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Lower priced Huawei Honor 3X to battle Xiaomi Redmi Note in China

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Lower priced Huawei Honor 3X to battle Xiaomi Redmi Note in China
The other day, Xiaomi introduced a low priced phone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note. Priced at 999 Yuan ($161 USD), the handset features a 5.5 inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280, and a true octa-core MT6592 CPU under the hood. Even though China is well-known for low priced "value" smartphones with more than passable specs, could another manufacturer in the region compete with those specs and pricing?

Huawei has responded quickly. Less than 24 hours after Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note, Huawei announced a cheaper, revised version of its Honor 3X. This phone comes equipped with a 5.5 inch glass with a 720 x 1280 resolution. Toss in the octa-core 1.4GHz MT6592 CPU, and so far the new Honor 3X is a perfect match for the Redmi Note. The new Honor 3X will have 2GB of RAM, a 13MP snapper on back and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies or video chats. The 3000mAh cell on Huawei's model is just 200mAh shy of the capacity of the power source on the Xiaomi Redmi Note.

The new Huawei Honor 3X is priced at 998 Yuan ($160 USD), 1 Yuan less than the Redmi Note. The only questionable action on Huawei's part is that the manufacturer is limiting the connectivity of the phone to China Mobile's proprietary 3G TD-SCDMA network for now. 

The Huawei Honor 3X is revised to challenge the new Xiaomi Redmi Note

The Huawei Honor 3X is revised to challenge the new Xiaomi Redmi Note


source: MTK (translated) via UnwiredView

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posted on 20 Mar 2014, 11:10

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 394; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Battle of the dragons.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 11:52

2. roobs (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


with the support of miui, i see the xiaomi a far better choice than the huawei.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 11:58

3. antonioli (Posts: 185; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Good competition. I hope them to expand business becoming more commom.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 01:34

4. fatedcircle14 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


I hope they release it internationally,in my home country Philippines as well...Huawei is now getting more popular and being recognized as a top quality brand

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 02:14

5. allenzhang (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)


wanna one

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