The mid-segment smartphone market in India has always been a favoured market segment for smartphone makers and the new launches will ensure that the already-heated segment will face more competition as handset-makers look to chew away more market share.

Huawei has sold 50 million phones in the first half of 2015 globally and is targeting total smartphone sales of 100 million in 2015.

The company has partnered with two distributors for a total 500 stores to push for sales in key cities like Delhi, Benguluru and Chennai along with other cities in the southern region.

Recently, Huawei launched a budget smartphone in its Honor series, named as Honor Bee for Rs 4,999 at the e-commerce website Flipkart. The dual-SIM Honor Bee has 4.5 inch display screen that produces a resolution of 854 X 480 pixels with a density of 218 ppi.

The Huawei Honor Bee runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with lighter version of Emotion UI 3.0. The device  is backed with a 1.2GHz quad-core SC7731 Cortex-A7 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card. The Huawei new smartphone features an 8 MP auto focus rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The Huawei Honor Bee is powered with a 1,730mAh battery.