— Flipkart (@Flipkart) May 16, 2014
Like Motorola, Huawei seems have partnered with Flipkart to exclusively launch the new Honor 3C smartphone in the country. The phone earlier today went on pre-order at the e-retailer with expected shipping in the last week of May.
Flipkart is also running a promotion for the pre-order consumers, who will get INR 1,500 cashback in the form of store-credit as well as free Royal Challengers Bangalore merchandise. The phone carries a price-tag of INR 14,999, so effectively, the pre-order consumers will be buying the phone for INR 13,499, which is a great deal given the specifications.
To remind you, Huawei Honor 3C smartphones features a 5-inch 1280x720p HD IPS display, 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 8MP rear camera. The phone also packs 5MP front camera, 2300 mAh battery, 8GB of on-board storage and microSD card slot.
The smartphone runs on Android 4.2 with Emotion 2.0 UI, which we find a little disappointing. Also, there is no word on whether KitKat update will be released for the phone. Among other specifications, the phone includes dual-SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
We believe that the exclusivity is only for the pre-order period, following which the phone will likely go on sale at all major brick and mortar stores as well as e-retailers.