Honor has just pulled a new device from its hat and announced the Honor 7X. It's the successor to the attractively priced Honor 6X, and it's being released shortly. Here's what distinguishes it from the previous generation. After the Honor officially presented the Honor 7X alongside the View 10 at their London event, the phone is now officially available to buy in the US, UK, and Europe.
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As of December 5th, the Chinese company's new smartphones have completed their journey to the west, and the Honor 7X, being the more 'junior' device aimed at a younger audience at a more affordable price, offers a pretty good deal for its features.
As of the time of writing Honor is throwing in some extra goodies with the devices to celebrate the release. Pricing for the US is $199.99 from Honor's official store in black and blue and Honor is currently feeling generous enough to throw in an Honor 7X PC Case free with the purchase.
In the UK, the Honor 7X costs £269 and currently comes with an Honor Band 3 fitness tracker.
Honor 7X design and build
In terms of design, the Honor 7X isn't packing any huge surprises, and the lines draw inspiration from the other devices of Honor itself and Honor's sister brand, Huawei. It has a metallic unibody with measurements of 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm, and it weighs 165 grams. The Honor 7X will be available in two colors: black and the same matte blue we've already seen on the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. The smartphone has a 5.93-inch FullView display with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and 407 ppi. Looking at it from the front, you'll be reminded of the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, with the only differences being the logo below and the presence of a single selfie camera.
On the rear, there's a dual camera with 16 and 2 MP, which is an upgrade compared to the Honor 6X's 12 and 2 MP. The two lenses are located on the top left of the back of the device, while the fingerprint scanner sits in the middle. The front selfie shooter has 8 MP.
The Honor 7X is dual SIM compatible, or you can pack a single SIM and microSD card together to augment the 64 GB of internal storage, up to 256 GB. The Honor 7X comes with 4 GB of RAM, like many of the high-end devices on the market. Powering the performance of the smartphone is the Kirin 659 octacore processor, with four cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The device ships with Android 7.0 Nougat wrapped up in EMUI 5.1. Keeping the lights on is the 3,340 mAh battery. Even on this point, the configuration is the same as the Mate 10 Lite.
The similarities with the Mate 10 Lite are impossible to ignore, whether you're judging based on the looks or the specs sheet. Can the Honor 7X compete with the Mate 10 Lite, even though it doesn't have a dual front camera? We'll have to wait and see.
What do you think of the announcement? Are you excited about the Honor 7X or yawning?