HONOR to launch MagicBook laptops in India in 2020

HONOR, a sub-brand of the Chinese smartphone giant HUAWEI is reportedly planning to the enter the Indian PC market with the launch of two laptops sometime in the first quarter of next year. The laptops will be powered by either Intel or AMD chips along with either Vega 10 or Nvidia’s MX150 graphics cards.

The HONOR MagicBook is currently sold in China as a Macbook-type Windows laptop alternative. It can be described as a more budget alternative to the sleeker HUAWEI MateBook series. The exact launch dates are not announced, but we can expect it to arrive early next year in the first quarter.

HONOR is continuing to invest heavily in India, specifically the online market as it plans to launch multiple 5G phones and also enter the consumer TV market space with its HONOR Vision series. The HONOR brand is known for their high specc-ed budget smartphones and that will reflect in its 2020 5G capable smartphones.

HONOR is also in talks with developers of the top 150 apps to bring compatibility with their Huawei Media Services (HMS) as it recovers from not being able to use Google Mobile Services (GMS) in its smartphones. The integration of apps into HMS will open the possibility of developers accessing the Chinese consumer app market.