Apple (iPhone 6s), Gionee and now Huawei have confirmed big launches for the Indian market. Gionee said it would launch the Elife E8 on the 8th this month, while Honor, the Huawei sub-brand for the budget conscious has announced it will launch the Honor 7 on the 7th.
If you aren’t aware already, the Honor 7 is quite a smartphone. The device has already tasted success in its home country of China after which is made its way to Europe. The phone is now set to take the Silk Route to the Indian market.
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In only two days from now, the Honor 7 will be launched in India. There’s, of course, no word on the pricing as yet, but thanks to the phone already being official in a multitude of markets, we have a fair idea about how much it’ll cost in the country: roughly about 21,000 INR.
The Honor 7 comes with a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p display and is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor that comes from the house of Huawei itself. With that, the phone has 3GB of RAM, 16GB/64GB of on-board ROM, a 20 mega-pixel camera on the rear, an 8 mega-pixel camera on the front and lastly, a non-removable 3100mAh battery.
The OnePlus 2, Meizu MX5, etc. will be some phones that will rival the Honor 7 in India.
They can’t even keep up with their orders in Europe, how are they going to supply users in India? Maybe they are sending all their devices to India for the launch. I’ve been trying to get a hold of one for weeks now :(.
Hi Yash, If you had a choice between the Honor 7, Oppo R7 or OPT which way would you go? I’m stuck on which will be my next phone, currently using Zenfone, good but a little outdated now.
I’d probably go for the Honor 7 or something like a Letv Le 1 (despite it not being on your list). Why? OPPO R7: Had more than one bad experience with the SD615, and OPT: Really not a fan of how sporadic the home button is. Great camera, but the running around for the invite thing sometimes doesn’t feel like its worth it.
Yash, Thanks for getting back to me. The R7 is being pushed here in Australia by a large retailer and the price is right at $449AUS. I feel the same about the 615 but it beats the overheating of the 810 anyday. The phone is for my daughter who loves her photography so the Honor 7 has the edge here I think but they are difficult to source here in the Southern Hemisphere. Don’t know that much about LeTV but I will have a look. Thanks again for the advice, Marc 🙂