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Honor loses prototype of unreleased smartphone, offers $5555 reward for safe return

Smartphone maker, Honor lost a prototype of its next phone in Germany. The company is willing to give  away EUR€ 5,000 to the person who finds and returns the smartphone.

In a tweet, Honor Germany claimed that one of its employees lost a smartphone on the ICE 1125 train from Dusseldorf to Munich, Germany on the 22nd of April. Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, the tweet added the lost prototype device is covered in a grey protective case which covers the rear design along with the camera.

Honor is set to launch its new Honor 20 series phones on May 21 in London. It is speculated that the lost prototype phone could be one of the Honor 20 phones.

Honor may not be interested in getting the prototype back after May 21 as it would just defeat the entire purpose. But having said that, there’s still a lot of time for someone to find the lost phone and earn the handsome reward.

Mobile phone manufacturers generally distribute prototype devices amongst their employees for testing before an official launch. These pre-production devices are usually kept covered in cases to keep them from getting leaked.

The reward that Honor was offering is very little, in fact several tech websites may pay much more than  EUR€ 5,000 (INR₹ 3.9 lakh).

This is not new in the tech industry, Apple felt the same pain when an iPhone 4 was lost in a pub a long time back and Google’s Pixel 3 XL reportedly was found in a cab before the official launch.

 Source : Various