Huawei’s child brand, Honor today announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone, the Honor 7A in China. The Honor 7A offers decent specification such as Snapdragon 430 SoC, Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, stereo speakers at an affordable price tag of 799 Yuan. The device comes in two variants- a 2GB RAM variant with 32GB of internal storage priced at 799 Yuan (approx. Rs 8,260) and a 3GB RAM variant with 32GB of storage which costs 999 Yuan (approx Rs 10,333). The device will be limited to the Chinese market for now, but it’s expected to land in India very soon, maybe by the end of this month itself.
Honor 7A features a 5.7-inches with HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels with a 2.5D curved glass on top of it. It is powered by 1.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. Then there’s the 13MP+2MP f/2.2 rear camera pairing and 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter, being near-identical to the P Smart once again. A rear fingerprint scanner and a solid but not huge 3000mAh battery. The phone runs on the latest Android 8 Oreo OS with custom EMUI 8.0 skin on the top.
Honor 7A is built to deliver impressive audio performance as it is equipped with an extra-large speaker and smart power amplifier chip that can produce an audio output of 88 decibels. The other audio features of the Honor 7A include Histen 3D audio by Huawei and Party Mode that allow multiple users of 7A phones to connect via NFC to play the same music. The other features of the Honor 7A include 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, GPS and GLONASS. The dual-camera setup means you have features like simulated aperture adjustment, allowing you to tinker with depth of field effects. Meanwhile, the firm is claiming advanced facial recognition via the front camera, but I doubt it’s more secure than Apple’s sensor-laden Face ID.