Few of the Huawei smartphones have like the Ascend P6 have been on the waiting list for quite some time now, the company has however launched two WiFi devices in India , E5151 MiFi (pocket WiFi) and E8131 (WiFi datacard), which can support faster HSPA+ speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload. The speed is more than what conventional data cards offer and these devices can connect 5 to 10 people at the same time.

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Huawei Device India President, Mr. Victor Shan said, “Today data is consumed on multiple devices like tablets, smartphones, PCs, gaming devices and smart TVs and at multiple places like at home, office, hotels, cafes and cars. With the Huawei innovation of creating a Wi-Fi hotspot easily on Huawei datacard E8131 & pocket WiFi E5151, users can share their single data connection with multiple devices. Both these products offer compatibility with all form factors and operating systems and are easy to use offering faster and seamless internet connectivity.”

Huawei E5151 is a plug and play connect device which assists users to access internet via 2G or 3G network or through Ethernet port.

Key features of Huawei E5151

  • can support up to 10 devices
  • 21.6 Mbps speed
  • Ethernet port also allows you to carry it around and use it as a portable as well as stationary router
  • supports Standard Micro USB, LED indicators
  • built-in UMTS and WLAN High Gain Antenna
  • With Lithium-ion 1500mAh battery, E5151 provides power back up of up-to 5 hours
  • Priced at RS. 4,999

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Huawei E8131 functions both as a data card and a Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and can connect up to 5 devices and can be powered by various USB interfaces including laptops and car chargers, thus making it even more portable.

Key features of Huawei E8131

  • can simultaneously connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Type3i technology to provides up to 20% more upload and download speed
  • Inbuilt Hi-Link feature that helps get access to Internet in just 15 seconds
  • Priced at Rs. 2,999

The Huawei E5151 and E8131 are priced at Rs 4,999 & Rs 2,999 respectively and can be bought from various online retailers like Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc.

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