Honor 7X with 18:9 display and dual cameras goes official, prices start at $200

Honor 7X with 18:9 display and dual cameras goes official, prices start at $200

As expected, Honor introduced its new mid-range smartphone – Honor 7X. If you've been following our news reports, then you probably know quite a bit about the Honor 7X since information about the device leaked out before the official announcement.

Honor 7X is meant to offer Android fans who can't afford to purchase a flagship smartphone, a solid alternative with few compromises. It's true that the handset does not come with the highest performance components, but it does seem to pack the next best things.

For example, Honor 7X is powered by a Kirin 659 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB expandable storage. The large 5.93-inch display with 2160 x 1080p pixels resolution is Honor's first smartphone to feature an 18:9 panel. It's also a step up from the predecessor model, which comes with a smaller 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution.

Honor 7X with 18:9 display and dual cameras goes official, prices start at $200
On the back, the Honor 7X packs a dual-camera setup (16MP + 2MP) and a fingerprint sensor, while in the front there's a secondary 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Moreover, the smartphone features IP67 certification, which means it's water resistant.

Honor 7X is powered by a 3,340 mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat with EMUI on top, but we suspect the Chinese company will release an Android Oreo update in the not so distant future.

Design-wise, Honor 7X has thin enough bezels and features a metal body that definitely gives it that premium look and feel. The smartphone will be available in three color variants – Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, and Platinum Gold – starting October 17.

As far as prices go, Honor 7X will cost just $200 (32GB model), but customers can choose to buy the 64GB version for $260 or the 128GB Honor 7X, which is priced to sell for $305. It will first be launched in China, but we're likely to see the Honor 7X in other countries as well, including the United States.

source: Honor

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25 Comments

1. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Hope the price doesn't go up much in the US. Nice upgrade from the 6X, which is a pretty sweet phone for around $200.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

True. These are great smartphones for that price. This proves how invaluable is the Pixel XL and how delusional and ignorant android fanboys are.. $200, 18:9 screen, 4GB Ram, dual cameras, SD card slot, headphone jack, headphones in the box, IP67....lolzzz Just saying...LMAO

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Don't insult yourself, laddie. The Snapdragon 835 has 1866Mhz RAM modules with Dual-Channel which translates into roughly 29.8GB/s. The GPU is monstrous with 567 gFlops and the SoC also possess a CAT-16 LTE modem, the best in business. The Kirin has a relatively pathetic 933Mhz RAM modules and a GARBAGE GPU with just 40 gFlops and a CAT6 LTE modem. And the Kyro 280 CPU with 6.35DMIPS/Mhz is head and shoulder above the A53s (2.3DMIPS/Mhz) you see in The 7X and it's also built on 10nm whereas The Kirin is a 16nm SoC. We are talking about three times stronger cores! And I'm just scratching the surface here. Please, don't...

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

In 2011 Galaxy S2 was the Samsung's flagship smart phone. It was the one that made that company famous in the world. It had 4.3" 480p screen, 1GB Ram which is very slow, 1.2 dualcore cortex A-9 CPU, Mali 400 GPU and 1650 mAh battery. Those specs are pretty bad and a joke but It cost $600 and it was a hit. If you have a brain you'll understand what I'm saying...

15. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Nobody wants your 2011 phone.

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I agree with you piyath. It's not about the specs anymore neither does it have to be a high end phone anymore. Most midrangers nowadays are good value for money offering features more or less the same as premium phones

22. FatleoZ

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

You just have to compare kia with bmw dont you?

25. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

My verdict was a valid one. People think that this $200 phone is as good as a $750 one, and I just HAD to put things into little something called... Perspective. Which you haven't ever heard of, I'm sure! Oh well...

2. tangbunna

Posts: 444; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

a deal breaker for the screen type. but .. but... at this price g6 still best to up for with better power house n camera

3. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

Now all going with 18:9 screen thats good , thrending features this days -Bezels desgin -Dual rear camera -USB type C -Bluetooth 5 -LPDDR4 RAM -IP 68 dust and water resistant -Wirless charging -Stero speakers

9. CincyGuy

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Except I just read on the Verge it has micro USB, not C. Deal breaker for getting this phone for my kid, as most kids are not good about gently plugging in a micro USB to make sure it is going in the right way. Ugh.

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

How well do this company update their products? I love their price and features

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2347; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Not bad at all

6. chenski

Posts: 738; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Honor is killing it with the price to performance

7. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

"but we suspect the Chinese company will release an Android Oreo update in the not so distant future." Look PA idiot, you don't have any evidence that this phone will be updated to Android O so don't randomly speculate and mislead like a sleazebag shill.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Why so hostile??? Geeeeez...lol Huawei has informed that Honor 6X will be getting Android 8 Oreo by the end of this year. There was a PA article about that couple of months ago. So that means 7X will also get it definitely around that time period.

12. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

@piyath. Either show a link with an official announcement for the upgrade of the 7X to Oreo or shut the hell up, simple as that. Don't waste my time with your stupid guesses.

16. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Maybe a website that uses most of its resources to make guesses about future phones isn't the place for you.

8. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Where's the NFC? No NFC, no Android Pay, NO DEAL!

21. FatleoZ

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

geez, its a chinese company, chinese use Wechat pay and alipay everywhere, nobody cares about android pay, not majority android users anyway.

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