Huawei’s Honor brand has launched the Honor 7C in China and the smartphone comes with a number of surprises. The Honor 7C adopts the still trending Full-screen design with the 18:9 aspect ratio. The device also comes with a sleek design and dual rear cameras and the selfie shooter packs facial recognition feature and some smart features for better selfies.
The Honor 7C sports a large 5.99-inch TFT LCD IPS display with an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by an unnamed 14nm Octa-core chipset clocked at 1.8GHz, with integrated Adreno 506 GPU. Huawei chose to keep the identity of the processor a secret but it is interesting to note that none of Huawei’s Hisilicon line of chipsets from the mid-range to the flagship chips integrates the Adreno GPU. The Honor 7C likely packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is built on the 14nm silicon and comes with support for FHD+ displays. The chipset is clocked at 1.8GHz maximum and integrates an Adreno 506 GPU. Going further, the processor is paired with 3GB of RAM on the standard version while there is a 4GB RAM version. The 3GB RAM version houses 32GB of storage while the 4GB RAM models feature 64GB of storage. Both storages are expandable up to 256GB.
The 7C is a dual SIM smartphone and has the SIM card tray located on the left side of the display. There is also an independent microSD slot and so users won’t need to sacrifice a SIM slot for microSD as is the case with some models.
On the camera end, the Honor midrange model packs a dual camera setup at the rear. Design-wise, the camera is located on the top left corner and is aligned horizontally with an LED flash on the inner edge. All three sits on a bump which isn’t too high but is noticeable. The rear cameras comprise a 13MP + 2MP combination. The secondary camera is a bokeh camera which should create vivid shots with blurred bckground. At the front, the Honor 7C packs an 8MP selfie shooter with the display acting as a smart soft light which illuminates when selfies are to be taken. The brightness of the light is determined by the level of illumination of the environment. Honor shared some camera samples shot by the selfie cameras and it doesn’t disappoint. You can check out the pictures after the post.
Pricing & Availability
The Honor 7C comes with a price that will shock you. The standard version having 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage is priced at just 899 Yuan (~$142) which is very affordable. On the other hand, the higher version with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage comes in at 1,299 Yuan (~$205). You’ll agree the smartphone is offered at a very cheap price considering the specification and premium build. The device will go on sale at 10 AM on March 13 via Huawei Mall, Jingdong, Tmall, Suning, Gome and Weipin. Presale is already ongoing on the various channels. There’s no word yet on when the model will roll out globally.