Huawei has had the world’s smartphone-buying population interested since the company introduced and showed off the Huawei Watch, an Android Wear-powered smartwatch to be released later this year, and into early next year in some markets. But, the company still derives most of its popularity and profit from the Ascent, Mate, and Honor families of smartphones that they manufacture, even though many haven’t seen a release outside of China. Yet, some still choose to import, and many more buy from within China as faithful customers. That’s why the next device that Huawei looks to launch is a big deal, among other reasons.
The Honor family of devices looks to get a new member in the form of the Honor 7 this year, and it looks like one snazzy device to say the least. As far as rumored specifications go, we’ve got the Honor 7 supposedly hosting a Kirin 935 octa-core, 64-bit processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz, powering a 5-inch 1080p LCD panel, as well as a 13 megapixel back camera, as well as 3 or 4 gigabytes of RAM to smooth out the Android 5.1, Lollipop, topped off by Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 overlay. The phone will also reportedly feature 16 or 64 gigabytes of internal storage, and a 3280 mAh battery to power the device. The Honor 7 also, according to Huawei, will feature a fingerprint scanner for greater security and functionality on the device.
But what makes the device as interesting as ever, specifications aside, is the fact that it looks to have an all-metal construction, only broken up for antenna bands, the fingerprint reader, back camera, and display. The phone also looks to have a left-side power button and right-side volume rocker, likely both made of metal as well, The phone, according to the rumored specifications, will be coming in a higher and lower end variant as well. The higher end variant will see the 4 gigabytes of RAM paired with 64 gigabytes of internal storage, while the 3 gigabytes will accompany 16 gigabytes capacity handsets. Though the device will likely not get a non-Chinese launch, the Honor 7 looks to be yet another great handset from Huawei.