Huawei has today launched a new Bezel-less phone “Huawei Honor 7X” in China, successor to the Huawei Honor 6X. Honor brand has slowly and steadily won over many Indians, by offering smartphones with great specs and features, at an affordable price.
Launched in January 2016, Honor 6X is a huge hit in India. It was the first smartphone to have dual camera set-up in sub 15k price range.
A robust design and stellar battery life; makes it a key rival to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Almost a year later Honor have released it’s successor; Honor 7X at an event in Beijing China. While the highlight of it’s predecessor was the presence of dual camera set-up.
Honor 7X is a Major Upgrade Over Honor 6X in terms of camera and display.
The best new features in the Honor 7X is it’s 18:9 ratio Bezel less display.The Honor 7X sports a huge 5.93 inch FHD+ (2160*1440) pixels display with 2.5 D curved glass on top and minimalist side bezels.The display size seems to be a big jump over the 5.5 inch offered on Honor 6X.
Physically the phone is not too big compared to the Huawei Honor 6X. Although the new 2:1 display ratio helps in reducing the bezels and fitting a huge display in a small form factor. The device now feels even more premium with the true “all metal uni-body” design.
The back side also has lots of changes and it look even more refined than it’s predecessor.It now has antenna bands running across the top and bottom of the phone.
Additionally, The dual camera sensors have been shifted to the left corner from the dead center.
Power and Volume buttons and Huawei Logo still have the same positioning as the older phone. The Honor 7X runs on their in-house Kirin 659 SOC, the same used in the newly released Honor 9i in India. The 64-Bit, Octa-Core processor is clocked at 2.36 GHz.
Though,early rumors suggested that the phone may arrive with a more powerful Kirin 670 processor which turned out to be untrue.Unlike different ram variants of Honor 6X, the Honor 7X comes with 4 GB of RAM. It is available in 3 storage versions 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
Fortunately, it still offers storage expansion up to 256 GB with the help of micro SD cards.
It has seen a bump in the camera resolution as well. There’s now a 16 MP + 2 MP dual camera at the back side.The camera comes with ability to click portrait shots with deep bokeh effect.
Whereas the front keeps the same 8 MP sensor with no front flash feature.
It’ll ship with EMUI 5.1 based on Android v7.0. The Android v7.1.2 would’ve been much better since we’ve entered the last quarter of 2017 already. Powering the phone is the same 3340 mAH battery pack with no fast charging capability and also lacks the USB Type C Port.
The presence of USB type-C; would’ve been a great inclusion, as it will compete with the Xiaomi Mi A1 (comes with USB Type C).
Pricing for the different storage variants is as follows:
- 4GB / 32 GB: $200 (approx. Rs 13,000)
- 4GB /64 GB: $250 (approx. Rs 16,000)
- 4 GB/128 GB: $305 (approx. Rs 20,000)
In China,the Huawei Honor 7X starts shipping from Oct 17th. The mobile is available in 3 color options; the usual Black, Gold and all new Aurora Blue. There’s no official word on its global release as of yet.
The Honor 7x has a lot of similarities compared to the Huawei Honor 9i. At this price point it competes against Moto G5S Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1.
We are now in the age of Dual camera phones and bezel less displays and these are the top two features we are going to see a lot in Next Gen Phones.
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