Respectable mid-ranger Huawei Honor 4x goes on sale in China, priced dirt-cheap

Respectable mid-ranger Huawei Honor 4x goes on sale in China, priced dirt-cheap
While the center of attention at Huawei's announcement today was the sexy Honor 6 Plus, the phone that got a bit less fanfare alongside it is well worth your attention too - especially if you are riding the mid-range tides. Previously leaked in its full glory by TENAA, the Huawei Honor 4x looks every bit as good as expected. 

Powered by the Kirin 620 64-bit processor and either 1 or 2GB of RAM, depending on the version you're getting. the phone packs a 5.5-inch 720p display, a 13MP main camera, a 5MP selfie cam, and a 3000mAh battery - which is darn generous for a mid-range smartphone! Finally, the Honor 4x runs Android 4.4 KitKat topped off with Huawei's Emotion user interface.

Great, but how's pricing? Hard to believe, but the Huawei Honor 4x sells for dirt-cheap in China! The 2GB RAM version is priced at $161, while the 1GB is just $128. Obviously, Huawei will make pennies selling these, but if that's what it takes to survive and counter Xiaomi's aggressive pricing, then so be it! Starting December 23, the Honor 4x will be sold in white, gold, and black. Alas, there's been no word on international availability.


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15 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

How are these Chinese companies making any real profit with these incredible cheap phones with impressive specs?

3. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Majority of these companies make there own phones right there in China. Like the article says, profits will be tiny, but if enough handsets are sold then the gain is easily there

4. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

I agree with Fallen1. And also raw material availability in China plus the low-cost manpower are one of the reasons they can make their prices so low.

5. djcody

Posts: 227; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

They CEO's don't make hundreds times over regular worker, and no fat bonuses. Here is whay :)

13. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

The main purpose of Chinese companies is to destroy Samsung and Apple, and not to make profit. Later on they will price their devices as high-end when Sammy and Apple die.

2. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

And to think this would never happen in the States..... Not saying I don't like my Note4 just saying it would be nice to have competition like this to make purchasing a new phone more interesting

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

That's way far from dirt cheap especially for the 2GB RAM version. 161$ is the new limit for 5.5 inch 1080.

7. toyboyz

Posts: 233; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

To me that's some expensive dirt!

8. toyboyz

Posts: 233; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

O and to add the shipping charge! DAM!

9. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm impressed with the minimalist front design. If they could do a compact version of this at 4.3 inches with 16GB memory and maintain that 3000mAh battery that would be a real steal.

10. rinque85

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Only if these darn thing would actually support AT&T LTE and 3G!! But most don’t are hard to get in the US market.

11. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Samsung is so dead if phones like this go international.

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Not really... until all of the top Chinese OEMs can do this too:-http://developer.sonymobile.com/2014/12/16/aosp-update-all-qualcomm-based-2014-xperia-devices-now-supported-video/ then Samsung can start ordering a coffin out.

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Even when xiaomi releases their new dirt cheap phone on january, we couldn't just get one even if we want one. Just like this and other china-only releases, phones that are only in our dreams.

14. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Xiaomi makes it so hard for people outside China and India to buy their handsets. With chinese branded gadgets, I am looking forward having a One Plus now that they're restructuring their marketing plan and dumping the invitation system.

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