The Huawei Honor 7 may bear a surprisingly hefty price tag


Huawei's Honor series smartphones are known to pack a hardware punch in premium design packaging, all adorned with a midranger price-tag. For example, last year's Honor 6 Plus is powered by an 8-core Huawei-made Kirin 925 SoC and 3 GB of RAM, sports a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, has a 3,600 mAh, and a unique duo camera setup, yet it ended up costing slightly south of $400.

The Honor 7 is about to be unveiled at the end of this month and it too, according to leaks and rumors, is going to tote some pretty impressive hardware specs – the brand-new Kirin 935 SoC, 3 GB / 4 GB of RAM, and 16 GB / 64 GB of native storage. It will have only a single camera, with a 13 MP, OIS-assisted sensor. As per the rumors, this will all be powered by a 3,280 mAh battery. The Honor 7 is also expected to stay off the Quad HD bandwagon and maintain a 1080 x 1920 resolution across its 5” screen.

All in all, impressive specs – something we've come to expect from the Honor series. What comes as a surprise, though, is a reported price-tag, which puts the Honor 7's pricing out of midranger fields and straight into flagship land. Coming from Chinese blog MyDrivers, this rumor says that the new device will cost $599 – that's more than a $200 increase when we compare it to the Honor 6's release price, so we are prone to take this piece of information with a grain of salt.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizChina

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13 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

$600 still isn't too unreasonable. It is very much a premium price though. Huawei keeps expressing interest in being known as a high end OEM so the price has to match the quality right?... Right?

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Meh. The Kirin SoC will drag it out as always.

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Drag it *down.

9. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

That, and the fact it comes with a chinese customized skin of Android and god knows what else and how many backdoors.

11. Simona unregistered

Parena is one of the dozens other underestimating sites when it comes to Huawei ! I really have no idea why everybody hates them .. perhaps they are so good and haters, they just jeallous and they wont admit it .. they saying those £380 - £400 is bloody hell too much but S6 edge for £700 is fine that is cheap or iplahne £800 is very cheap RIGHT parena ?! :)

2. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Surprisingly high price? Not at all. In my opinion, Huawei charges too much for all their devices relative to other Asian offerings, like those of Asus and Xiaomi. Yes, they are not more expensive than similar offerings from Sony, Samsung, etc, but these are more recognized brands. I don't think Huawei understands that they don't have the brand recognition, at least in the West, that our more familiar OEM's have.

3. Scarambay unregistered

The GPU of Kirin SoCs is a joke.

6. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Why a Chinese company will have poster with a price tag in USD. It's probably fake . Most reliable & actual posters of Chinese phones in recent time came with CNY . So, I think everyone will understand the point I want to say .

7. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Why would a poster in English have a CNY price tag.

8. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I think you put to much faith in the PA community. Most of the people on here wouldn't be able to understand the instructions to microwave a hot pocket. I'm surprised there is no accusations of a design copy/paste, or a completely unnecessary comparison to an apple phone.

12. Simona unregistered

probably bcos they didn't see the whole phone yet.. Obviously , no matter how perfect phone will be they will be throwing sht on it anyway .. Yeah community with IQ of rocking horsy

10. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Everyone knows the Mate 8 will be the flagship

13. Simona unregistered

oh yeah that will be on different level ..

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