Honor has been on a launch spree in recent times. Today, the Chinese company silently launched an entry-level device dubbed as Honor 7C in its homeland China. The highlight of the Honor 7C is the Snapdragon 450 chipset because its been a while since Honor released a smartphone with Snapdragon chipset on board. The last one, I remember was the Honor 5X smartphone released at the start of 2016. Since then, the company has been using HiSilicon Kirin chipsets. This news will come as a surprise to many, but the Honor 7C might be aimed at the Indian market especially to compete with Xiaomi.
The Honor 7C sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 display on the front with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 2.5D curved glass on top. As stated, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. There's a microSD card slot for storage expansion and dual-SIM card support.
Optics in the Honor 7C include a 13MP primary sensor at the back, which is coupled to a 2MP secondary depth sensor. The rear camera comes with autofocus and f/2.2 aperture. Up front, there's an 8MP selfie camera, which can also be used to unlock the smartphone with the in-built Face Unlock feature. Yes, the Honor 7C ships with Face Unlock mode out of the box, which is an added advantage for many.
Another thing worth noting is that the smartphone ships with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.0 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and a micro USB port for charging & data transfer. The device measures 7.8mm in thickness and weighs 164grams.
Huawei has added all the sensors such as fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor etc. The phone is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery.
Talking about the price of the Honor 7C, the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant ships for just 899 Yuan in China, which is approximately Rs 9,100. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option costs 1299 Yuan, which is around Rs 13,200. Indian availability of the smartphone is yet to be revealed.