Honor 7 to be priced at $599?


Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has gained a reputation for making very good low cost Android phones with good performance and build quality. Their last flagships, the Honor 6 and Honor 6+ went on sale for $320 and $415 respectively. So imagine how surprised I was when I saw that the leaked price for the Honor 7 was $599, completely going against Honor’s normal modus operandi.

If this is true, then this will completely change Honor’s pricing strategy and put them in direct competition with other high-end manufacturers like Oppo, ZTE, Samsung and even Huawei itself. Then again, as this is still leaked information, there is still a chance that the Honor 7 will be priced at a much more affordable price point. If the price is right however, this could signify a large change in how we view Honor as a smartphone manufacturer.

In terms of specifications, the Honor 7 is believed to have a 5 or 5.5-inch 1080p display, and will run Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, with possibly 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and a Kirin 935 chipset. The device will also have a metal build and supports dual sim, as well as 4G LTE.

What do you think about this leaked pricing? Is it just a fake leak, or is this the sign of big changes to come?

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18 Comments

  1. KS
    June 23, 2015

    600 bucks…seriously??

  2. balcobomber25
    June 23, 2015

    Wasn’t the whole point of the Honor series to offer lower cost models (compared to the regular Huawei flagships) in Europe/West? Countries where the Huawei name is not good. Why would I pay $600 for a phone that offers specs available on $200 phones?

  3. MaxPower
    June 23, 2015

    i find hard to understand which market they are targeting

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2015

      The blind and stupid?

      • MaxPower
        June 23, 2015

        lol, no seriously.
        Are people in China willing to pay that kind of money for a phone that’s not an iPhone or a Samsung?

        and the international version is going to cost even more, right?

        • balcobomber25
          June 23, 2015

          People in China pay that much for OPPO, VIVO and Gionee so you never know.

    • Adam Irvine
      June 23, 2015

      I find it hard to understand what market Huawei are targetting with any of their products to be honest! I mean, look at the pricing of their new and upcoming Smart Watch in comparison to all the others and all of their other phones seem to be silly figures for what you actually get too!.

      I don’t understand at all! :'(… lol

  4. June 23, 2015

    Who would buy these phones when you can get a Oneplus two for so much less, or even an Asus Zenfone 2?? Huawei must have their collective heads in the sand if they don’t see how the price competition is heating up for high quality phones from Asia. These lower priced devices will hit Samsung, Sony etc soon too but you would have thought that Huawei would have noticed this inevitable trend sooner.

    • eliHd
      June 23, 2015

      they going to make the next nexus phone so $599 their just warming up!

  5. Burs
    June 23, 2015

    April 1st is long gone, so what’s the catch? I don’t see gold anywhere.

  6. Mesterio
    June 23, 2015

    Not an Honourable price! ?

  7. June 23, 2015

    As always, I advice to take these kinds of leaked infos with a grain of salt and have your glass of water nearby. LOL.

  8. slartiblart
    June 23, 2015

    Wait. Something is wrong without muhammad yasir not commenting on these threads.

    • Chico Migraña
      June 24, 2015

      Hahaha

  9. Haskell Java
    June 23, 2015

    599 in US Dollar? I think it’s SG Dollar since the price of Honor 6 in Singapore was almost similar when it launched last year…

  10. Steven Fox
    June 24, 2015

    Don`t know why Huawei are shooting themselves down with those prices? Who’s in charge of marketing there, a monkey?

  11. Faux-News
    June 24, 2015

    Most don’t get it. Its a pre-release misinformation, and real price will be far lower and everyone gone be “wow”. Huawei’s Honor lines are meant to be budget handsets, so it will be 325$ mark.

  12. MSi_GS70
    June 27, 2015

    Acceptable price