Huawei launches the Honor 7X with dual cameras and 18:9 display

It’s not uncommon for companies to have sub-brands that cater to a more budget minded audience. BMW has Mini, Toyota had Scion until recently and Huawei has Honor, which just added a new phone to its portfolio. The Honor 7X is the first to have an 18:9 aspect ratio and follows the Honor 6X with a dual camera setup. The 5.93 inch FHD LCD display is larger than the 5.5 inch display on the 6X, but mimics LG and Samsung with significantly reduced bezels. It’s not wider than the 6X, but taller.

The Honor 7X has an aluminum unibody design at only 7.6mm thick (165g) and comes with an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset and Mali-T830 MP2 graphics. There’s 4GB of RAM, 32GB to 128GB of storage with a MicroSD option and the screen resolution is 1080 x 2160 (407ppi). The main camera is 16MP and the secondary is only 2MP, but the latter is simply for depth sensing. The front facing camera is 8MP. A large 3,340mAh battery should keep the lights on all day and night, but a microUSB port is there for charging (no USB-C).

The phone will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat under Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 skin and it’s unknown if or when it’ll be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. So far, it’s only launching in China on October 17th, but availability is likely to expand to additional markets in the future. Prices start at CNY 1,300 ($200) for the 32GB model, CNY 1,700 ($260) for 64GB and CNY 2,000 ($300) for 128GB. It’s not a flagship phone, but like many of Honor’s recent devices, it’s a mid-ranger wearing in a flagship suit.

Source: GSM Arena

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