Huawei Unveils The Honor 7X Smartphone
While Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the premium smartphone market, Chinese companies have made headway in the mid and lower tiered markets and Huawei’s latest release is a good example of why that’s been happening. On Wednesday, Huawei announced the release of the Honor 7X, the latest in its line of mid-range smartphones. the 7X features an edge-to-edge display, powerful specs and an impressive camera for a price that won’t break your bank account.
The 7X features a 5.93-inch edge-to-edge display with 2K resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Based on the images, the screen certainly looks nice, but it is the edge-to-edge display that really has us interested. Just a few months ago, this was only available on Samsung’s Galaxy S8, but now we’re starting to see it trickle down to more affordable devices.
The Honor 7X is no slouch when it comes to power either featuring Huawei’s custom-built eight-core Kirn system-on-chip and 4GB of RAM. In terms of external storage, the phone offers 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of internal hardware space as well as SD card support.
The phone’s 3,340mAh battery features support for Huawei’s fast charge technology and promises a “full day” of use on a single charge.
Chinese smartphone makers have gained a lot of traction marketing in their own country and in neighboring India where they’ve found a lot of success marketing to those who want to use their phones as cameras. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Honor 7X features a fairly strong cameral with a dual-real setup featuring a 16-megapixel primary camera and megapixel secondary camera. In addition, the phone also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
As nice as this phone sounds, there are some drawbacks. Those seeking stock Android will have to look elsewhere as the phone runs on Huawei’s custom-built EMUI 5.1 which is based on Android Nougat though support for Oreo may come at a later date.
However, the biggest drawback of this phone is that, for right now, it is only available in China. Huawei has not announced a worldwide release for the Honor 7X, but previous models of their phones have debuted as China-only exclusives before making it to Europe and the U.S. so the 7X may do the same.
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