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

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. 

source: MTK (translated) via UnwiredView

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