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?