The trending news from the smartphone sector states of the recent launch of Honor 7A and Honor 7C at an event in New Delhi. To know more, these two budget smartphones from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor are exclusive to Flipkart and Amazon in India, respectively. The smartphones were initially launched in China in April and March respectively. Also, both these smartphones have been priced starting below ₹10,000 in India, taking on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 series of smartphones. A quick glance at the features states that the two Honor 7-Series smartphones are very similar to each other, with minor differences in screen size and processor. Similarities state of both having the same dual rear camera setup, front camera resolution, screen resolution, battery capacity, and both running on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Further pricing and launch offers of both the smartphones state that the Honor 7A price in India has been set at ₹8,999. Also, this would go on sale exclusively via Flipkart from 12 pm IST on May 29. The Honor 7C price in India, on the other hand, starts at ₹9,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, going up to ₹11,999 for 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant. Honor 7C would be exclusively available via Amazon India from 12 pm IST on May 31. Both phones would be also available via the HiHonor online store, in Black, Blue, and Gold color variants.
Further, the launch offers include ₹2,200 cashback from Reliance Jio, with 50GB additional free data for the Honor 7A, while the Honor gets 100GB of free data.
Specs and features:
Honor 7A boasts of a dual-SIM (Nano) and runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Further, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM.
Honor has brought only a single variant of the Honor 7A in India and this is foregoing the 2GB RAM variant which also sports a single rear camera setup. Instead, it has brought the 3GB RAM variant to the country, sporting a dual rear camera setup with a primary 13-megapixel sensor and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, it also bears an 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a soft selfie light.
In addition, the Honor 7A has 32GB of inbuilt storage and that is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. Connectivity options on the Honor 7A include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Honor 7A include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It offers a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and also has a Face Unlock feature. The Honor 7A measures 152.4x73x7.8mm and weighs about 150 grams, powered by a 3000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 7C runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and sports a 5.99-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
The Honor 7C bears the same dual rear camera setup as the Honor 7A, as well as the same front camera. However, it has a different aperture at f/2.0. Also, it features 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card, up to 256GB with a dedicated slot.
Connectivity options on the Honor 7C as well as sensors match the Honor & A. It too features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel and a Face Unlock feature. The Honor 7A measures 158.3×76.7×7.8mm and weighs 164 grams. It is also powered by a 3000mAh battery.
In addition to all the above features, Huawei’s Honor brand is also offering some special features for the Honor 7A and Honor 7C, including Huawei Histen’s 3D sound effects. Also new is a Ride Mode, similar to Samsung’s S bike mode. Honor has also included a Party Mode, letting users connect several phones to a single output.