Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced the Honor 7X – successor to their mid-range Honor 6X in Beijing, China. This phone is yet another indication of 18:9 displays trickling down to the lower end of the smartphone spectrum.
Honor 7X sports a metallic unibody design which measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs around 165 grams. It comes with a 5.93-inch full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and is protected by 2.5D Glass. Bezels here are quite minimal compared to its predecessor. The power button and volume rockers are placed on the right side and the fingerprint scanner is located at the back.
The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 SoC (4 x Cortex-A53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.7GHz) coupled with a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and is available in 3 variants based on the internal storage configuration – 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Storage can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD via the hybrid SIM slot.
Honor 7X runs on EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and packs in a 3340mAh battery. On the connectivity front, it features a micro-USB port for charging and data-syncing, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS / GLONASS.
Dual cameras have always been the highlight of Huawei/Honor smartphones. Honor 7X also comes with a dual camera setup at the back which includes a 16MP primary sensor with LED Flash, PDAF, and a secondary 2MP sensor. It also features an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies.
Honor 7X is priced at CNY 1,299 (Rs. 12,900) for the 32GB variant, CNY 1,699 (Rs. 16,900) for 64GB and CNY 1,999 (Rs. 19,900) for the 128GB variant. All 3 variants feature 4GB of RAM. It will be available for purchase in 3 color options – Aurora Blue, Gold, and Black, in China starting from October 17.
The specifications of Honor 7X looks very much similar to the recently launched Huawei Maimang 6 aka Honor 9i, with minor modifications. Now that Honor or rather Huawei has introduced the Honor 9i in India, do you think they will launch the Honor 7X here? Would you pick Honor 7X over the Honor 9i? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.