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Honor 7S launch in India highlights: Phone priced at Rs 6,999, Flipkart sale begins from Sept 14

Honor 7S price in India, specifications, features launch highlights: Honor 7S, the Indian version of the Honor 7 Play, will be launched at an event that begins from 2 PM.

Written by Arnav Bhattacharya | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2018 3:34:09 pm
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Honor 7S Price in India, Specifications, Features Launch highlights: Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched the Honor 7S through a pre-recorded video presentation from the company’s Bengaluru centre today. The new Honor phone will be a part of the company’s Honor 7 series. Earlier this year, the Chinese smartphone maker launched Honor 7A and Honor 7C in India. Honor 7S is a rebranded version of the company’s Honor 7 Play, which was launched in China earlier this year. Honor 7S has been priced at Rs 6,999, making it one of Honor’s most affordable smartphones.

Honor 7S event started from 2pm in New Delhi, and the livestream video is available via the Honor India YouTube page. Honor’s India website already has a dedicated ‘Notify Me’ page live. Follow our blog for announcements and updates from the Honor 7S India launch event.

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Honor 7S launch, price in India, specifications, features highlights

15:28 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Key features

As previously stated in the video, Honor 7S comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ display, that is backed by the MediaTek  MT6739 processor. Based on EMUI 8.2 over and above Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is backed by a 3650mAh battery. Honor 7S comes 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and expandable memory of up to 256GB. The camera configuratoin includes a 13MP rear sensor with PDAF and LED flash, as well as a 5MP front sensor. Also, the phone comes with Smart Face Unlock, as it lacks a fingerprint scanner.

14:43 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Price, colour variants and sale details

Honor 7S will feature in three colour options: Blue, gold and matte black. The phone will be available at a price of Rs 6,999 and has been made available on Flipkart as well as the Honor e-store, that can be accessed from the Honor India website. Consumers can purchase the phone from both platforms during the sale, which begins from 12pm on September 14.


14:36 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Honor 7S battery specs, storage options explained

Honor 7S offers a battery backup of 3020mAh, which Sanjeev says can last for almost a day. In addition, this phone will be available in  2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage confiuguration, which can be expanded via 256GB through microSD card. This is facilitated with a dedicated memroy card slot, while the dual-SIM phone also features micro SIM slots. Though it does not have a fingerprint scanner, Honor 7S comes with Smart Face unlock, as its biometric unlock feature.


14:30 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch: Honor 7S comes with 13MP rear camera, 5MP front sensor

Honor 7S provides a 13MP rear camera supported by phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), as well as LED flash. Sanjeev says that this cofiguration offers regular functions like Portrait mode, and good low-light options for the rear lens. Also selfie enthusiasts will be able to click pictures in Beauty mode from the phone's  front camera, along with a selfie toning light for real images.    

14:26 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Honor 7S launched, comes with Honor-exclusive pearl design

Sanjeev goes on to showcase the Honor 7S, which comes with a 5.45-inch HD display. The phone features a design fabourbale for singl;e-hand operation, and comes with automatic screen split, which comes with its flagships. Honor 7S also comes with Tap to Wake Up, and a special Loud mode to offer audio support across modes. Specifically, the phone offers eye protection mode, as well as the popular Phone Clone 

14:15 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: P Sanjeev describes Honor's 2018 jounrey

P Sanjeev strats a video presentation of Honor's India jounrey in 2018. talking about the launces of the year, he says that Honor is a barnd that has looked across price segments and specification points for its phones. Including budget options with dual rear cameras like Honor 9N and Honor Play, to the premium segment Honor 10, the phones cater to all user segments and all specification needs . 

14:04 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Event about to begin

Honor 7S is just minutes away from being launched in India. This budget phone will be launched a day before Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi launches its Redmi 6 series here. Besides these, Honor 7S can also face competition from the Realme 2, which comes with a dual rear camera configuration, and the signature diamond-cut glass back design. While its pricing will be a crucial factor behind its performance, it also remains to be seen if it enables any AI-based features, something that has been increasingly been expected of this phone.  

13:42 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Budget pricing being expected for the phone

Honor 7S will feature a single camera setup both on the front and the back. Also, the design lacks premium features like a notch over the display, or a FullView display. Given the processor and storage configurations in tow, Honor 7S could be an effective budget offering, who's price could be expected in and around the Rs 8,000 mark. While the company has given no indication of the price range it targets, one must remember that Honor 7A and Honor 7C are feature-rich in comparison, but have one variant each within a price of Rs 10,000.  

13:29 (IST)04 Sep 2018
Honor 7S launch in India: Expected specifications

Honor 7S is expecteto be very similar to the Honor 7 Play, that was launched in China in May. The latter device features a 5.45-inch display in an 18:9 aspect ratio, and runs the MediaTek  MT6739 processor. Based on EMUI 8.2 over and above Android 8.1, the phone shipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Even the 13MP rear camera of both devices is expected to match. The difference is expected on Honor 7S' front lens, which could have a 5MP front sensor. In comparison, Honor 7 Play has a 24MPs selfie lens. 

Honor 7S will feature 5.45-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Powered by MediaTek’s MT6739 processor, the phone will likely run EMUI 8.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Honor 7S will likely be available in 2GB RAM+16GB internal memory option. The internal storage will be expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD slot. Honor 7S packs a 3,020mAh battery. The phone lacks a fingerprint sensor.

Also read: Honor 7S with 18:9 display launched in India: Price, specifications

Honor 7S could come with a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. The phone is expected to features a 5MP selfie sensor, compared to a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, soft LED flash, and beauty mode on Honor Play 7. Honor 7S could be priced around Rs 8,000 in India.