Huawei Honor smartphones are now available offline in India

Honor, the Internet Smartphone brand from Huawei, has announced its partnership with Zopper, a hyper local marketplace for consumer durables and home appliances in India. The tie-up will allow the company to go offline to strengthen its market share in India.

Honor smartphones were as yet only available online in India through Flipkart and Snapdeal. The partnership with Zopper will now allow Honor to reach 267 outlets in Delhi NCR, Chennai, Vellore, Pondicherry, and Bangalore. Zopper partners with local retailers and allows customers the ease of online shopping, but still rely on trusted nearby stores for logistics.

Commenting on the partnership, Allen Wang, President of Consumer Business Group, Huawei India said,

"We are very encouraged with the response we have received for our Honor smartphones in India, including the Honor 4X, Honor 6 Plus and Honor 7. To reinforce our commitment towards our customers in India, and allow a higher level of access to Honor smartphones, we have decided to introduce Honor smartphones in the offline sales channel, which starts with the tie-up with Zopper, which allow customers to choose the retailer offering the best price for a product."

The smartphones will sell at the same prices as online retailers - Honor 4x will be priced at ₹9,999 while Honor 6 will be available at ₹14,999. However, till December 24, 2015, Zopper will offer 5% cashback along with one year of free accidental/liquid damage cover on purchase of Honor smartphones.

While Zopper is not really offline shopping in traditional sense of the word, Honor will aim to increase market share with this move as they roll the pitch for the launch of their new devices in India.

Abhishek Baxi
  • What distinguishes Huwaei from Honor? Lam I Am
  • It says the Internet brand and the article is about being able to buy it offline now. Here's the specs of the 7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Honor is the more affordable brand of Huawei and the phones were only sold via Online retailers. Until now.
  • Has Android Central turned into Huawei Central? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The most important point here is "one year of free accidental/liquid damage cover"
  • So buy on-line and ship to local brick and mortar...this is hardly revolutionary. What's revolutionary is using the term "off-line." No one calls it that! Posted via Nexus 6p
  • +1 Posted via Nexus 7 2013
  • i hope huawei makes it big next year. we need more competition to spice things up from the boring few big players.