The Honor 7 smartphone has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 22,999 for the 16GB inbuilt storage variant. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart from October 15 in Mystery Gray and Fantasy Silver colour variants. The company for now is not bringing the 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants to India.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Honor 7 features an aluminium alloy design and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixel) display with a pixel density of 423ppi. The company says the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the smartphone will be rolled out in February 2016.
It comes powered by the company's own 64-bit octa-core Kirin 935 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores at 2.2GHz + four Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz) clubbed with 3GB of RAM and ARM's Mali-T628 GPU. The smartphone runs EMUI 3.1 skinned on top of Android. The smartphone also comes with a microSD card slot, with expandability up to 128GB.
The Honor 7 ships with a 20-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus which the company claims can deliver autofocus speeds of 0.1 seconds. The rear camera features a Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6-lens module, dual-LED flash, and sapphire glass protection on top. An 8-megapixel front-facing 26-mm wide-angle fixed focus camera with a f/2.4 aperture is also on board the handset, alongside a front-facing flash module. Like the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, the Honor 7 also features a fingerprint sensor right below the rear camera that is claimed to read fingerprints in 0.5 seconds.
The smartphone's connectivity features include NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and 4G LTE. Measuring 143.2x71.9x8.5mm and weighing 157 grams, the Honor 7 is backed by a 3100mAh battery with a quick charging feature that charges the smartphone from zero to full within 1 hour 25 minutes, and zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes. The Honor 7 comes with a reverse charging feature that lets users charge other devices using the smartphone.
Also on board the Honor 7 is a smart hardware key that can be customised to open specific apps based on a single press, long press, or double press. The company is also touting a double-tap-for-screenshot feature for the UI, and app gifts worth up to Rs. 14,000 from partners like Freecharge, Hungama, and Yatra.