Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 7X in China last month, and now the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is gearing up for the launch in India. Honor’s Global President, George Zhao has announced that the Honor 7x will be launched by December in India. He also mentioned in an interview that the handset would also be available via offline channels in India.
In the interview, Zhao said “We will launch Honor 7X in December at such a price that it will have no competitor in that segment,” while unveiling the smartphone maker’s roadmap for the Indian market to a group of journalists in Chendgu, China. This is a part of Honor’s plan to become the country’s top smartphone brand within the next three years. Further, he mentioned Honor would soon include Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities into its smartphones and their devices to be available in both online and offline stores.
The Honor 7X has a metal body with minimum bezels. It will sport a 5.93 inch Full HD + (1080x2160px) edge to edge display that has an 18:9 aspect ratio like the Honor 9i. The device will be powered by their octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor coupled with the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. The device offers 4 GB of RAM and three variants of internal storage: 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. It has expandable memory options via a micro SD card.
On the optics department, it features a dual (16 MP + 2 MP) camera setup on the rear and an 8 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The rear also sports a LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. It runs EMUI 5.1 running on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a 3340 mAh battery which uses a micro USB port for charging. As Honor use their chipset, the 7X does not have quick charge support. Other connectivity includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE and GLONASS. It comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot which will mean you can use only one SIM card and a micro SD card together.
The Honor 7X is priced at CNY 1,299 (Rs 12,900 approx) for the 32 GB, CNY 1,699 (Rs 16,800 approx) and CNY 1,999 (Rs 19,800 approx) for the 128 GB variant in China which puts it against the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1, Redmi Note 4 , Moto G5S Plus and even its own Honor 9i which have 4 cameras. The smartphone will be available in India from December onward in both online and offline retailers.