Soon after announcing its Honor 10 smartphone in London, the Huawei sub-brand has introduced a new budget device in its home country. It’s called the Honor 7 Play and will be available in China starting May 22 in three color variants, namely Black, Blue, and Gold. Later this year, Honor is expected to bring this phone to a number of its international markets including India.
The Honor 7 Play sits just below the mid-range Honor 8, and primarily aimed at budget-conscious young adults. The smartphone was apparently spotted on a Chinese certification website earlier this month. The budget handset comes with a matte finish polycarbonate body which imitates the appearance of sandblasted aluminum.
Upfront, the Honor 7 Play sports a 5.45-inch HD display. That said, despite featuring 18:9 display, the smartphone has quite significant bezels on its front façade. The rear, on the other hand, features a setup that makes it look like the Honor 7 Play comes with a dual rear sensor; however, that’s not the case. Instead, the budget-oriented smartphone packs a single 13MP rear sensor, whereas the front has a 5MP selfie snapper.
The Honor 7 Play is powered by a MediaTek 6739 octa-core processor. This is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Besides, it has a 3,020mAh battery. The smartphone runs on Android Oreo 8.1 with the latest EMUI 5.1 on top. It will so go up for retail in China at a price of just 599 Yuan (Rs 6,380/$94).
Honor Play 7 Specifications
- 5.45 inch HD (1,440 x 720p) 18:9 FullView Display with 2.5D Curved Glass
- 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6739 processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU
- 2GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage + Up to 256GB External Storage (via microSD card)
- 13MP Rear Camera with PDAF and LED flash
- 5MP Front Camera with LED flash
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD) with 4G VoLTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, A-GPS
- 3,020mAh battery
- Android Oreo 8.1 with EMUI 8.1