Huawei is here again with the news of the launch of its latest smartphone, Honor 7X, to be released in December and is speculated of bringing in the same level of quality as the Honor 9i and with the similar hardware, but hopefully at a lower price tag.
So, now presenting the list of probable features of this yet to be launched Honor 7X. Have a look now:
Build and Design:
While Huawei’s last smartphone offering, Honor 9i was priced at a surprisingly low Rs 17,999, one can expect the Honor 7X to be priced even lower because it cuts a few corners when it comes to the cameras.
So, this Honor 7X gives a feel similar to that of Honor 9i, with a Graphic Black Variant of the device and also feels premium with a smooth matte finish around the back. It also features a unibody design with discrete antenna lines that grace the back of this well-rounded smartphone, within the framework of an all-metal construction.
But unlike the Honor 9i, Huawei’s Honor logo sits on the bottom chin. The bezels on the sides are quite thin and are identical to those on the Honor 9i, with the large 5.9-inch display hogging up on the front of the device.
Again, here quite a few minor differences might be noted. The plastic lipping around the 2.5D glass screen has a matte finish. While it still looks quite premium, the Honor 9i appeared more seamless, because it featured a polished plastic lipping that merged well with the 2.5D glass. While sliding the finger outwards from the display to the edges one would feel the plastic edge, which is very unlike the Honor 9i. It is one of those minor details that casual users may not notice but would definitely help a manufacturer bring down the price.
Moving to the back, the vertically-aligned camera module on the Honor 9i is now replaced here with a horizontal dual camera unit, which protrudes from the back of the device. The metal rings protecting the camera lens are well finished and appears more or less similar to the Apple iPhone 6s.
The fingerprint reader sits high at the top center but still feels easier to reach. Again, just like that Honor 9i, the matte coating or finish of the Honor 7X gathers fingerprints rather easily. Moreover, adding to the mess is the fact that these smudges are really tough to wipe off and need a thorough clean from time to time.
Perhaps, the only one area that does not seem to have changed from the Honor 9i. The Honor 7X features an FHD+ (2,160 x 1,080 Pixels) LCD unit, which looks pretty good and showcases saturated colors.
The 18:9 display is the highlight of the device, considering that Vivo, OnePlus, and Oppo have started to offer taller displays on their mid-range and flagship offerings in India. The tall display offers an 83 percent screen to body ratio, which is similar to what is perceived on the Honor 9i. The only backlog here remains that colors don’t shift much when viewing the display off axis, but the brightness levels drop drastically.
Chipset, RAM, and Storage:
The Honor 7X bears similar features of the hardware just like the Honor 9i and that is almost identical when going by its specifications on paper.
There’s a HiSilicon-made Kirin 659 octa-core chipset that is clocked at 2.36 GHz and features eight Cortex A53 cores. Four of them are clocked at a lower 1.7 GHz for handling less-demanding tasks. Paired with what appears to be quite a capable chipset are 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The Honor 7X is backed by Huawei EMUI 5.1 software with Android 7.0 Nougat as the base. While the software does seem like a bit of a let-down because it lacks Google’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, its customization in terms of features and usability, tend to make up for it. Apart from the UI, which seems pretty flexible and customized, it also seemed to run pretty fluidly during my short hands-on.
The Huawei Honor 7X features a 16 MP + 2 MP camera setup on the rear just like its elder sibling the Honor 9i but cuts down on the front facing cameras by offering a single 8 MP camera unit.
Despite the lack of a dual front-facing camera, Honor said that it will offer a software portrait mode, which should work well.What has expanded is the size of that LED flash unit which should deliver better shots when used in low light scenarios.
Battery and Connectivity:
The Honor 7X features a 3,340 mAh battery, which seems pretty good for powering a display that is 5.9-inches tall. Add in the Full HD+ resolution and those Cortex A53 cores and one can expect some good battery life. What is lacking is the presence of a Type-C reversible USB port, and fast charging.
While talking about the rest of the connectivity options, users are entitled to get 4G+, 4G, 3G and 2G bands.
So with all the above enthralling features, now is the time to wait and watch whether it would able to bring down the popularity of Xiaomi’s Mi A1 and more.