EXCLUSIVE: Huawei Honor 5A will be company's first 'Make in India' smartphone

Earlier today, Chinese tech giant Huawei announced its partnership with Flextronics to start manufacturing smartphones in India under Government's 'Make In India' initiative.

EXCLUSIVE: Honor 5A will be Huawei's first 'Make in India' smartphone

Flex will manufacture Huawei's Honor series smartphones in company's Chennai Facility, which as per company has the capacity to make three million units by the end of 2017.

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As per anonymous source, the first smartphone to hit the market in first week of October 2016 might be the pocket friendly Honor 5A, which was first introduced in China in May 2016. The smartphone was launched in two variants - the standard variant priced at approximately Rs 7,000 and a powerful variant priced at approximately Rs 8,000.

EXCLUSIVE: Honor 5A will be Huawei's first 'Make in India' smartphone

As confirmed by our source, Huawei will launch both the variants in the Indian market. The standard Huawei Honor 5A packs in a 1.2 GHz octa-core Kirin 620 processor teamed up with Mali 450 graphics. The second variant utilizes a comparatively faster octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor paired up with Adreno 450 GPU.

Both versions come with 2 GB RAM and there is 16 GB of default storage space that can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD card. The smartphone runs Emotion UI 4.1 over the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.

EXCLUSIVE: Honor 5A will be Huawei's first 'Make in India' smartphone

The budget Android smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch HD 720p IPS display, claimed to render 178-degree viewing angle and 1000:1 contrast ratio.

In terms of imaging, the affordable smartphone has a 13 MP rear camera packed with Sony OmniVision sensor and LED flash. An 8 MP camera with Sony/Hynix BSI sensor takes care of selfie and video calling.

EXCLUSIVE: Honor 5A will be Huawei's first 'Make in India' smartphone

The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and is powered by a 3,100 mAh battery unit.

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We can take this information as a pinch of salt and have to wait, nor for long, to to see if the same happens or something else is planned by the Chinese tech major. Stay tuned for updates.

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