Chinese phone maker Huawei has unveiled its follow-up to last year’s Honor 6X. The new Honor 7X features a 5.9 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio, a Kirin 659 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

While Huawei hasn’t announced the price yet, last year’s model currently sells for about $200 in the US, and the new model is expected to sell for under $300.

So while the Honor 7X may not have top tier specs when it comes to screen resolution or processing power, it’ll likely be a budget phone that punches above its weight class.

Honor actually launched the 7X in China last month, but the company is now getting ready to give the phone a global launch, and web sites including Engadget, Android Central, Pocket Lint, and CNET have posted initial impressions of the phone.

Like many recent flagship phones, the Honor 7X has slim top and bottom bezels and a 16MP dual camera setup on the back, allowing you to take “portrait mode” photos with blurred backgrounds.

Other features include:

  • 3,340 mAh battery
  • microSD card slot (up to 256GB)
  • 8MP front camera
  • micro USB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • rear fingerprint scanner
  • 5V/2A charger
  • Android 7.1 (with an Android Oreo update coming in early 2018)

The phone isn’t waterproof. It doesn’t have the fastest processor. And it lacks some modern features such as NFC or a USB Type-C port. But it’s easy to forgive a lot of those omissions in a phone that’s expected to sell for less than half the price of most modern flagships.

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One reply on “Honor 7X is Huawei’s latest budget phone with flagship-like design”

  1. With a 2:1 aspect ratio, this device (with yet another feature nobody was asking for) is another that goes into my null box. I get that they’re trying to placate users who complain about large phones and issues with one-handed operation.

    Give them a smaller phone – it’s what they want. For users who want a larger phone with a decent aspect ratio (landscape/portrait), target this market effectively. What are we going to see next? A 7 inch phone with a 3:1 aspect ratio? Since nobody is asking for this… I’m sure it’s going to be the next big thing.

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