Honor, the Huawei sub-brand has launched the Honor 7S which will compete with the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A and other budget oriented devices owing to its very light price tag. Before this, Honor has launched phones which were priced in the high-end strata, however, with the launch of this phone, Honor is looking to tweak things up a little bit. The Honor 7S has been priced at Rs 6,999 in India, even lesser than the Honor 7A and 7C, both of which fall in the sub-Rs 10,000 segments. Also, the phone will sport an 18:9 display and a 13MP rear camera which will be quite an attraction for first time smartphone users.
Honor 7S Specifications and Features
The Honor 7S features a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440) FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. In terms of performance, the device comes powered by a MediaTek MT6739 chipset under the hood which pairs with 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, the phone comes with 16GB of internal storage which will be expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone boots Android 8.1 Oreo with Honor’s EMUI on top of it and the phone draws power from a 3020mAh battery.
On to camera and imaging, the phone features a 13MP sensor on the rear side which comes with PDAF, while on the front side there is an 8MP sensor equipped with LED selfie flash. Unlike other budget phones, the Honor 7S touts of decent image quality with crisp and detailed shots at an affordable price range.
The Honor 7S also comes with lots of additional software-based features like split screen, tap to wake, three-finger swipe to screenshot, phone clone and eye protection mode. Although there is no fingerprint sensor on the phone, Honor claims that the device comes with a fast face unlock capability.
Honor 7S Pricing and Availability
The Honor 7S will start retailing in India at the price of Rs 6,999, and it will be available in Blue, Black and Gold colour options. The phone will be available exclusively on Flipkart with the first sale scheduled to take place on September 14 at 12 PM. At this price point, the Honor 7S will go against the likes of Redmi 5A and its yet-to-be-launched successor, the Redmi 6A.
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