Honor Holly

A new budget device with an intriguing pricing scheme

We're live in London where Huawei's Honor brand has launched its latest device, the Holly. In keeping with the tradition of previous Honor devices the Holly promises a mix of an affordable price and good hardware for it.

Honor's European adventure is now 100 days old and the latest challenge to conventional pricing is the Pricehacker, a scheme where Honor will lower the launch price based upon how many customers pre-register their interest in buying it.

The launch price therefore won't be decided until February 23, where those who registered their interest will be given a 4-day window to buy the Holly at the special, low price on a first come, first served basis. Presumably after this there will be a more standard RRP, but such numbers weren't discussed at the launch.

So, for whatever price you end up paying, what do you get in terms of hardware? Here's what we know so far.

  • 5-inch, 720p display
  • Quad-core CPU
  • Dual SIM
  • 16GB of onboard storage with microSD card expansion
  • 8MP f2.0 rear camera
  • 2MP front facing camera

At first glance it looks to be running Huawei's previous EMUI software, version 2.3 based on top of Android KitKat. Specific retail channels weren't discussed however since Honor has avoided running with carriers in Europe, the Holly will likely be available unlocked through Amazon as with the other devices in the range.

We'll have a more detailed look at the new Honor Holly soon so stay tuned for that, in the mean time check out some early hands-on images below.