One more smartphone brand from China enters the Indian market to try its luck and its first few models are in the sub-Rs 10,000 range. HOMTOM is the brand and H1, H3 and H5 are the models it has launched.
As for the specifications of the new phones, the H5 is the top end model with a 5.7-inch HD+ display and a Media Tek processor that clocks a speed of 1.3GHz. The RAM is 3GB and the storage 32GB. All three models run on the Android Oreo version 8.1 OS. The HOMTOM H5 is a dual SIM phone and the main rear camera has 2 sensors, 16MP+2MP. The front camera for selfies is 8MP in size. There is a 3300mAh battery to power the device and it is supplemented by a fast charging facility.
The HOMTOM H3 sports a slightly smaller 5.5-inch display and the processor and RAM/ROM configurations are no different from the ones on the H5. The battery is rated a bit higher at 3500mAh, but the sensors in the rear are in a combination of 13MP+2MP. The front 8MP camera acts as the sensor to recognize the userâ€™s face to unlock the phone. The processor and the other specs remain the same.
Coming to the HOMTOM H1, its display is also 5.5 inches, but the RAM is 2GB with 16GB internal storage and the battery 3300mAh. Most other specs would not be very different from the other 2 models which boast of slightly better specs.
Obviously, HOMTOM must have studied the Indian market and is playing on the pricing strategy. The three models, the HOMTOM H1, H3, and H5 will be sold in India at Rs 7,499, Rs 9,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively. The company claims it is aiming to pocket around 5% of the market in the segments its phones sell in a period of six months from entering the market.