Honor 7A launched with Android Oreo and Face Unlock: Price, specifications and features

Honor 7A is the latest affordable smartphone from the company with Face Unlock, Android 8.0 Oreo and an 18:9 display.

    Last week, we came across media invites for the launch of a new smartphone called Honor 7A in China. As assured, the Honor 7A has been unveiled on Monday and it features stereo speakers and embraces a full-screen design trend with 18:9 aspect ratio display. The smartphone is the sequel to the Honor 6A and comes with similar internal specs.

    Honor 7A launched with Android Oreo and Face Unlock

     

    The Honor 7A is positioned in the budget market segment. The device carries a price point of CNY 799 (approx. Rs. 8,300) for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space. The high-end variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space is priced at CNY 999 (approx. Rs. 10,300). The smartphone has been unveiled in Platinum Gold, Black, and Aurora Blue color options and will go on sale from today.

    Detailing on its specifications, the Honor 7A boasts a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. Under its hood, the smartphone comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC teamed up with 2GB/3GB RAM, Adreno 505 GPU and 32GB storage capacity. Both the variants will have a microSD card slot supporting up to a whopping 256GB of expandable storage space.

    The Honor 7A has an 8MP selfie camera with soft selfie light for better low-light selfie shots. The smartphone includes connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB and 4G LTE. There is a slew of sensors such as fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor and gravity sensor. The smartphone also comes with the recent face unlock feature, which uses facial recognition to unlock the device.

    When it comes to the camera aspects, the 3GB RAM variant of Honor 7A comes with a dual-camera setup at its rear with 13MP and 2MP sensors. The 2GB RAM variant of the smartphone has a single 13MP primary camera at its rear. Both the variants are said to feature AI-based features as well as bokeh mode. The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo topped with EMUI 8.0 out of the box.

     

    For now, there is no word on the Honor 7A's global release date. Given that the Honor 6A did not make its way to the Indian market, we cannot expect the Honor 7A to also arrive in the country.

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