Huawei's sub smartphone brand Honor is expected to launch a new entry-level smartphone called the Honor 7s in China in the coming weeks. The smartphone is currently listed on the TENAA, the Chinese regulatory for smartphones giving insights on its design and specifications.
Going by the listed on the TENAA, the Honor 7s has a metal unibody design, which comes in Gold and Black colours. However, unlike most of the entry-level smartphones, the Honor 7s also has a plastic cover on the top and bottom part of the phone for network reception. Just like every other Honor smartphone launched in 2018, the Honor 7s also has a taller 18:9 aspect ratio display with narrow bezels. Due to this aspect ratio, the smartphone looks quite stunning.
The Honor 7s is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 chipset, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The smartphone has a 5.45-inch HD+ 1440 x 720px IPS LCD display with a 2.5D curved tempered glass protection. In terms of optics, the smartphone will have a 13 MP primary camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Considering the current trend, the smartphone is likely to support face unlock as well. The smartphone does not have a fingerprint scanner, which might be a deal breaker at least for a few, as face unlock is not as secure as the fingerprint scanner.
The Honor 7s comes with a 3020 mAh Li-ion sealed battery with a micro USB port for charging and data syncing. As this is an entry-level smartphone, the device is most likely to miss out on any sort of fast charging capability.
Finally, the smartphone will offer Android 8 Oreo OS with custom EMUI V8 skin on the top. The EMUI has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are custom ROMS with iOS-inspired design, then you will appreciate the EMUI 8.
The smartphone looks like an allrounder budget smartphone with modern aesthetics. If the smartphone launches in India, then it has to compete against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 5.