Honor’s Holly 2 Plus will be available for Rs. 8,499 in India from February 15


Moving on from the deluge of leaks about the upcoming Samsung, HTC, and LG flagships, and today we have Huawei’s Honor brand launching its Holly 2 Plus handset in India. The handset will be available exclusively via Flipkart and Amazon for Rs. 8,499 ($124) from February 15th in dark grey, white and gold colours. 

The Holly 2 Plus has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution. Under the hood, the Holly 2 Plus is powered by MediaTek’s quad-core MT6735P processor(@1.3GHz), with 2GB of RAM for multitasking, and 16GB of internal storage that you can expand by up to 128GB via the included MicroSD card slot.

On the rear is the almost ubiquitous 13MP present on many budget-busting handsets, along with features such as AutoFocus, LED flash, Panorama, and touch to capture. There is a 5MP camera on the front for those selfie pictures.

The Holly 2 Plus has a couple of standout features. The first is that it boasts both CDMA and GSM (LTE) connectivity, which will prove handy when traveling overseas. Secondly, there’s a 4,000mAh battery providing the juice to get you through the day and then some. Elsewhere, you’ll find both GPS and GLONASS functionality, along with support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE and WiFi bands 802.11 b/g/n.

The Honor Holly 2 Plus runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 overlay. Huawei has confirmed that the Holly 2 Plus will receive an update to Marshmallow and EMUI 4.0 although no ETA has been given.

What do you think of Huawei’s latest offering in India? Is Rs. 8,499 a reasonable price, or would you rather spring a little extra for the Honor 5X?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Full Press Release:


The ‘Made for India‘ Phone is Exclusively Available at Flipkart and Amazon 

Honor, which is Huawei’s smartphone e-brand for digital natives, under Huawei, today announced the sale commencement of its recently launched Holly 2 Plus. The newly launched phone is in line with the design philosophy of Honor and is aimed to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products which offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young. Holly 2 Plus will be available in Dark Grey, White and Gold colors with the exclusive partners on 15th February, midnight.

Honor Holly 2 plus is Honor’s first smartphone which supports 4G for both CDMA and WCDMA.

Mr. P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India – Consumer Business Group said, “Holly 2 Plus  is a smartphone specially designed for India market with dual SIM 4G support and also one of the only smart phone which supports 2G/3G/4G LTE and CDMA at this same time. Over the last 15 months, Honor in India has strived to come up with products which meet the unmet needs of the Indian customers by localized research and product development. With these new product introductions, Honor is optimistic of providing phones which suit the needs of Indian customers.”

Holly 2 Plus  is a smartphone specially designed for India market, and also one of the only smartphone which supports 2G/3G/4G LTE and CDMA at the same time. The phone offers a 4000 mAH battery with a reverse charging to share your power with your friend via Micro-B USB to Micro-B USB Cable, Dual-mic noise cancellation technology with outstanding audio and integrated speaker experience. With SmartPower 3.0, you can go the extra distance by saving over 30% of energy. The phone offers 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera that helps to explain your best side. The phone offers an in-built memory of 16GB, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD Card. A 64-bit high speed processor and 2G RAM offer consumers more power and pleasure. Customers can enjoy longer battery life with the 4000 mAh battery with shorter charging times thanks to the quick charge feature.

Honor would be providing its customers regular software updates to ensure that the customers have access to latest and most up to date product experience. Honor has already come up with 7 HOTA updates and the Android M 6.0 marshmallow update for Honor 7 is available for download on the Honor official website. Honor saw an over 2X growth globally closing 6Bn sales value in 2015 compared to the 2.4 Bn closure in 2014. Honor is expecting the similar growth rate in this year.

About Honor:  

Honor is Huawei’s smartphone e-brand which is also world’s leading smartphone e-brand. The target consumers of Honor are digital native generation, a group that live in the internet, spending more than one third of their time online for social and  entertainment, shopping, studying or simply staying connected. Honor customers are young, vibrant and driven by passion.  Honor brand has clocked sales of over 20 million Honor phones in 2014, accounting for a global revenue of about 2.4 billion USD with a 24 times increase and closed 2015 with a 6Bn global sales. Honor has been expanding aggressively in global markets, and has successfully launched in 74 global markets, entering the bestselling charts in most of the European countries honor launched. Accordingly, honor obtains a huge user base which has yielded powerful mouth-spreading asset. Honor products also enjoy global aesthetics, super processing technology and massive patent support. The three basic characteristics of honor product: best signals, long battery life and remarkable quality. Honor is born for ultimate tech innovation.

About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around an Honor 8, a Huawei Nova Plus, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).