Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has unveiled a ‘new’ low-cost Android smartphone in China, the Honor 7C. The device looks almost identical to the previously launched Honor 7X, though it houses some toned-down specs under the hood. Announced at a special event in Beijing earlier today, the Honor 7C is now available for pre-order in China and will go on sale in the region starting from March 13.
It houses a 5.99-inch FullView, 18:9, 2.D Glass display at HD+ resolution, octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage space (expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB). On the back, you’ll find a fingerprint scanner and a 13MP (f/2.2) primary rear camera with PDAF and secondary 2MP camera which should offer bokeh effect to your pictures. Meanwhile, there’s an 8MP (f/2.0) camera up front coming with beauty mode and a LED flash. Other features include face unlock, dedicated dual SIM as well as micro SD slots and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Honor 7C will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.0 on top and will carry a 3,000 mAh battery. Honor says this should be good for “38 hours of talk time on GSM, 548 hours (TD-LTE) or 541 hours of (LTE FDD) standby time.”
Coming to the pricing, the cheapest model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retails for CNY 899 (around $142), while the most expensive one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage goes for CNY 1299 (around $205).
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