Honor 7X US release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

  • Honor 7X US release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

Honor 7X US release date, specs aim to take on OnePlus

Along with the worldwide availability details for the 7X smartphone, Huawei's Honor brand on Tuesday introduced the new View 10 smartphone at a press event in London. The smartphone, which delivers full-screen viewing experience, will retail at AED 999.

Honor 7X feature 5.93-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass display.

Zhao said that Honor is the top smartphone e-brand in China in 2017 in terms of sales performance. The Honor 7X is an Amazon exclusive smartphone and will go on sale starting December 7th for the price of INR 13,999 (4GB + 32GB) and INR 15,999 (4GB + 64GB).

Meanwhile, on the back there are a pair of cameras, a 16MP shooter paired with a 2MP camera, and around front there's an 8-megapixel camera.

The Honor View 10 is a bezel-less smartphone powered by Huawei's futuristic Kirin 970 chipset which comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit built-in which powers complex artificial intelligence features such as advanced scene detection and voice recognition.

For some reason, Honor has also included a business card scanning function in a phone aimed at the youth market. There are three variants to choose from - 4GB RAM with 64GB internal memory and 6GB RAM plus 64/128GB storage.

On paper, the Honor View 10 will look very similar to many of you as it's essentially a rebadged Mate 10 Pro from Honor's sister-brand Huawei (which we gave 5-stars in our review).

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Boasting the Honor Magic AI engine and a 5.99in 18:9 screen on a metal unibody was unveiled as a "just one more thing" at the much hyped Honor 7X launch.

The phone will come in three colours - black, blue and shining gold.

As for connectivity, the Honor V10 packs in the usual flagship-grade connectivity options, but brings something new with dual 4G and dual VoLTE standby.

Also announced was Point Cloud 3D camera, which will allow depth in face ID and rendering for 3D printing.

Launched in 2013, Chinese company Honor is Finland's number one brand and number 3 in Russian Federation behind Apple and Samsung. Inbuilt storage on the smartphone is 128GB, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. There's also a 13MP front facing camera. Honor SuperCharge can charge the battery to 50 percent in just 30 minutes while operating at a low temperature and voltage.

According to the Honor team, the View 10 will carry a price-tag of GBP 449 in the United Kingdom and 499 euros in rest of the Europe.