Huawei’s ‘Honor’ line of mid-range smartphones is one of the China-based manufacturer’s most popular series with the Honor 6 and 6 Plus receiving good reception last year and now its successor – the Honor 7 has been officially announced.
The Huawei Honor 7 features a 5.2-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution (423 ppi), powered by an in-house octa-core Kirin 930 processor, which has 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 4 more clocked at 1.5GHz, a Mali T628 GPU handling the graphics, 3GB of RAM, a 21MP IMX230 camera at the back and an 8MP one at the front with fixed focus and F2.4 aperture. The Honor 7 will be sporting a 3,100mAh battery with an expandable memory up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The Huawei Honor 7 will be running on Android 5.0 Lillipop out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI v3.1 on top of it. The Honor 7 also sports 4G LTE network support. A fingerprint sensor is also present beneath the camera that we have seen on the Ascend Mate 7. The device will come in 16GB/64GB variants, and a 16GB one with dual SIM capabilities as the third option.
The Huawei Honor 7 is a mid-range device that is packed with good front and back camera with fast charge capabilities that most consumers are looking for. But the biggest pull here, like most Huawei devices, is the price. The 16GB variant only costs 1999 Yuan (about $320) with the 16GB dual SIM variant costing 2199 Yuan ( about $355). The 64GB variant costs 2499 Yuan (about $400).
The Huawei Honor 7 is now available for pre-order in China and will go on sale on July 7th. No word yet regarding its availability outside China but we expect it to follow suit in a few months. We’ll keep you updated.