Honor, the sub-brand of the Chinese major Huawei today announced a Rs 1000 permanent price cut on the Honor 7X in India. Alongside the same announcement, Honor also confirmed the Android 8.0 Oreo update roll out for the Honor 7X in India. Since the start of this year, Honor has been testing the Android Oreo update under its beta testing program, but the stable update has started rolling out today. The new starting price of the Honor 7X is Rs 11,999, down from the original price tag of Rs 12,999. Honor has slashed the price of the premium variant too, which will be now available for Rs 14,999, down from the original price of Rs 15,999.
The Honor 7X was launched in India in December 2017, but for the most part, it was overshadowed by its younger sibling Honor 9 Lite, which is the company's old smartphone till date to record over a million sales. The 4GB RAM+32GB storage option of the Honor 7X will now retail for Rs 11,999, while the 4GB RAM+64GB storage option will be available at Rs 14,999. The smartphone can be exclusively purchased on Amazon India, and the new prices are already effective on the portal.
Coming to Android 8.0 Oreo update, it's being rolled out as EMUI 8.0 and comes with a lot of new features such as Face Unlock, Gaming Mode, Ride Mode, AR Lens features and more. The update also adds all the Android Oreo features to the Honor 7X.
At the same price point of Rs 11,999, Honor is selling the 4GB RAM version of the recently launched Honor 7C smartphone and the Honor 9 Lite's 3GB RAM version is priced at Rs 10,999. The Honor 7C and Honor 7X feature a lot of similarities, excluding the processor. The Honor 7C is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, whereas the Honor 7X comes powered by the company's own Kirin 659 chipset.
The Honor 7X sports a 5.93-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It's powered by the Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The Honor 7X has a 16MP primary camera on the rear, and it works with a 2MP depth sensor. An 8MP shooter is present on the front. The device now runs Android Oreo and is backed by a 3340mAh battery. The fingerprint scanner on the handset is placed on the rear side.