The Honor 7 has been officially launched in China. Coming in three different variants, the new flagship device has a slew of high-end specifications. These include an all-metal body, a fingerprint sensor, fast charging support, and also Knuckle Sense, which was only available on the Huawei P8 up until now. It will also be powered by a new 2.2GHz octa-core processor: the HiSilicon Kirin 935.
Seeing how the Huawei P8 is powered by a Kirin 930 processor, it is probably safe to assume that the Kirin 935 powering the Honor 7 will be slightly faster. Other specifications of the Honor 7 include a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB, a 3,100mAh battery, and Emotion UI 3.1 based on Android 5.0 out of the box.
The Honor 7 also has a 20MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter, and a fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone in half a second, which Honor claims is faster than Apple’s touchID.
In terms of pricing, the Honor 7 will go from 1,999 Chinese yuan (about RM1,215) for the regular 4G model with 16GB of storage, while the 2,199 yuan (approximately RM1,340) variant has dual 4G connectivity with the same storage capacity. The top-of-the-line 2,499 yuan (around RM1,520) model, on the other hand, has 64GB of internal memory and dual 4G capability.
The Honor 7 will be made available in China in July 2015. No word yet on local availability, but seeing how previous flagship Honor devices have made it to Malaysia (such as the Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus), it’s probably only a matter of time before the Honor 7 lands on our shores.