The Huawei Honor 7 was launched in China last week to thunderous reception from the country’s smartphone buying population. The device received over two million pre-orders within the first twelve hours and 9 million overall within the first week, according to a claim by the Chinese network equipment and electronics major. However, looks as though the company isn’t happy just selling its impressive range of smartphones and tablets in its homeland of China. The Honor 7 is probably on its way to Europe if the latest video released by the company is anything to go by. The video is embedded at the bottom of this post, and it shows the company teasing the smartphone’s impending launch on European soil, by answering in the affirmative, its own question as to whether the Honor 7 will launch in Europe! Since nothing has been made official as yet, there’s no way of knowing anything about the pricing and availability. Both of which will hopefully be revealed in due course.
Coming to the hardware specifications of the Huawei Honor 7, the smartphone comes in three different variants, with the entry-level version skipping LTE connectivity. All variants however, have almost identical hardware, with the only difference between the two high-end versions being the amount of built-in storage. The Honor 7 features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a full HD 1080p display, which gives it a 424 dpi pixel density. The handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset, designed in-house by Huawei. The chip comes with an integrated octa-core processor, with eight ARMv8 Cortex-A53 cores. Four of the cores run at a maximum of 1.5 GHz while the other four are clocked lower at 1.5 GHz. The integrated GPU is a Mali-T628 unit from ARM. The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 64 GB of internal storage depending on the variant. The storage however, can be increased by up to 128 GB with the use of a microSD card.
Coming to the cameras on the device, the primary rear-facing camera comes with a 20 megapixel sensor with a dual LED, dual-tone flash. The secondary selfie-cam, situated on the front of the device, comes with a large 8 megapixel sensor. The smartphone comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out the box, with Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI 3.0 overlaid. The Honor 7 comes with support for Cat.6 LTE, which supports theoretical download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. The handset also comes with support for Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and NFC. The battery that comes with the device is a non-removable Lithium-Polymer unit, rated at 3,100 mAh. The device also happens to be one of the wide array of smartphones that are shipping with embedded fingerprint sensors.