Xiaomi is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in China. In just a couple of years it has managed to grab a significant share in one of the world’s most lucrative mobile market. Now it has its sights set on global expansion. Recently the Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched, a competitively priced smartphone with impressive specifications. Huawei has responded within days by launching a revised version of the Honor 3X.
Xiaomi has said that its going to launch the Redmi Note outside of China as well, while its unclear if Huawei intends to go down that road as well. The former has a 5.5 inch 720×1,280 pixel resolution display, a MT6592 octacore processor and so does the latter. The Huawei Honor 3X also has 2GB of RAM, 5 megapixel front and a 13 megapixel rear camera, apart from a 3,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note costs 999 Yuan in China, Huawei Honor 3X undercuts it barely with a 998 Yuan price tag. The major difference between both smartphones is that Huawei Honor 3X is limited to China Mobile’s proprietary 3G TD-SCDMA network, meaning that its pretty much useless anywhere else.
Huawei too holds a significant portion of the Chinese mobile market. Competition is steadily increasing, with companies like Xiaomi capturing the market due to aggressive pricing of their devices. So it isn’t surprising to see the company jump at the opportunity to beat Xiaomi’s latest creation.