Huawei’s online only brand Honor has introduced its Honor 7X smartphone for the Indian market. Honor hosted a global launch event for the 7X smartphone in London; the flagship Honor View 10 will also come to the Indian market, though this will only go on sale from January 8, 2018. The company is currently accepting registrations only for the Honor 7X on Amazon India. The phone will go on sale from December 7.
Honor 7X’s starting price is Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 15,999. Honor 7X is a mid-range smartphone and a successor to the Honor 6X, which was launched at CES in January this year.
In terms of specifications and features, Honor 7X’s highlight is the dual rear camera at the back just like previous phone, though this has a very 2017 design with is a full display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Honor 7X has a 5.93-inch FHD+ resolution display with 18:9 aspect ratio which has become popular across smartphone price bands in India. Honor 9i was another phone the company launched with a bigger full vision display, though that smartphone has dual cameras on the front and back.
Honor 7X is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 659 processor, comes with 4GB RAM coupled with 32/64GB storage options. The smartphone has expandable storage support up to 256GB as well. On the camera front, Honor 7X has a 16MP+2MP combination on the back, while the selfie camera is 8MP with a display flash option. The 2MP sensor is used for depth-sensing, wide aperture.
Honor 7X’s rear camera has a bokeh mode, a wide aperture mode as well, along with a manual option where users can tinker with the settings including ISO, white balance, etc. The battery on the Honor 7X is 3340mAh battery, and it runs Android 7.0 Nougat with the company’s EMUI on top.
Coming to the flagship Honor View 10, this has price of 499 Euros, which is nearly Rs 37,000. The Honor View 10 will essentially launch in India in Jan, 2018 and the company will confirm the India pricing then. However, if one goes by the Euro pricing, it will likely be a competitor to the OnePlus 5T.
Honor View 10 has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display as well and is powered by the Kirin 970 processor which also has a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for improved AI performance on the phone. This one has 16MP+20MP rear camera, which makes it a competitor for the OnePlus 5T. The front camera is 13MP and the smartphone is powered by Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0 on top and has a 3750 mAh battery.
Disclaimer: The author is in London attending Honor 7X global launch at the invite of Huawei India, which is paying for travel and accommodation.