News & Reviews: Honor 7 review
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2015
Huawei have officially announced their Honor 7 smartphone today and like the Honor 6 Plus before it, it comes with a host of flagship features for a very affordable price tag. Finally going upwards from the previous Honor design, the Honor 7 offers a full metal unibody frame and backplate complete with a fingerprint scanner like the Huawei Mate 7. Breaking free of previous restrictions it is also the first Honor smartphone to come with a 20MP rear camera which also comes with phase detection auto-focus, dual tone LED flash and a sapphire protective glass layer. Tech specs include a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 935 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.2-inch FHD display, 8MP front camera, 3100 mAh battery, fast charging and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Pricing is surprisingly affordable with the single SIM 4G LTE version with 16GB storage going for 1999 CNY (RM1214), the dual SIM 4G LTE version for 2199 CNY (RM1335) and the dual SIM 4G LTE version with 64GB storage going for 2499 CNY (RM1517). No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but Honor Malaysia should be bringing it in soon. A lot of other features are also available such as more complete voice commands like the speech awareness on the Huawei P8, while the premium design should make the Honor 7 even more of a value-beating device here in Malaysia.
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015
The Honor 7 smartphone rumours keep on coming and this time reports indicate that it could be priced at $599 (RM2239). Earlier leaks have it coming on 30 June 2015 with features that include a metal body and fingerprint scanner. Leaked pictures show it to follow the same design as the Huawei Mate 7 but with a smaller 5-inch display. Tech specs remain unconfirmed but rumours say it could have a Kirin 935 processor, 3GB / 4GB RAM, 16GB / 64GB storage, a 5-inch FHD display, a 3280 mAh battery and a 13MP rear camera with OIS. While there is no news yet of a Malaysia release date or pricing details, we expect the Honor 7 to be just a bit higher than the current Honor 6 Plus which retails at RM1399. This would place the Honor 7 around RM1600 to RM1800 but as always with such rumours, do take this with a good pinch of salt, as things could change drastically when it actually arrives in Malaysia.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
After all the teasers and leaks, the invitations for the Honor 7 smartphone launch have been sent out, confirming the launch for 30 June 2015. Bear in mind that this will probably be for China but we expect Malaysia and other regions to get it in July or the next few months afterwards. The invite does not reveal much except that the Honor 7 will likely come with a metal body and a fingerprint scanner. Other tech specs have not been confirmed but many are expecting a Kirin 935 processor, 3GB / 4GB RAM, 16GB / 64GB storage, a 5-inch FHD display, a 3280 mAh battery and a 13MP rear camera with OIS. No news yet on specific Malaysia release dates or pricing details but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2015
The Huawei Honor 7's launch is imminent - 8 June to be exact. At least that's according to the teaser that was released by the company recently. As you can see from the teaser, there's not much information about the phone itself, but it does have a quote written in Chinese that translates to a quote by Einstein, "Imagination is everything." Unfortunately, it also isn't clear as to which variant, or if both of the Honor 7 variants will be launched on that date. Tech specs have yet to be confirmed but initial images of the Honor 7 have appeared showing a metal frame with a fingerprint scanner, much like the earlier Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Estimated tech specs and features include a a Huawei Kirin 935 processor, 4GB / 3GB RAM, 64GB / 16GB storage, 4G LTE and a 3280 mAh battery. While there are no Malaysia release dates yet, it has already been certified by TENAA. Stay tuned as we'll find out more very shortly.