Huawei just launched a new and improved version of its Honor 7 smartphone, now boasting more internal storage and the latest version of Android.
After news broke out that Huawei Honor is planning an American debut at CES 2016 with its Honor 5X, more exciting information now boosts the Huawei hype. Huawei Honor may not have reached the U.S. just yet, but it nonetheless added some extra oomph to one of its popular devices.
As Fonearena reports, the company introduced a new Huawei Honor 7 version at its Honor event, bumping up its specs and features for a smoother experience. The new version rocks Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Huawei's own EMUI 4.0 on top.
The upgraded Huawei Honor 7 Enhanced Edition now comes with 32 GB of default storage instead of the 16 GB of internal storage found on the original model, and also has a "smart key" that allows for quick shortcuts.
"You can give voice commands to facilitate navigation, go running and more. It can only remind you if you have friends within your vicinity. Huawei has partnered with Baidu and will bring Siri-like features. Smart key will bring that up in the future," Fonearena points out.
The rest of the Huawei Honor 7 specifications remain unchanged compared to the original model, meaning that it has the same 5.2-inch full HD display (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 424 ppi), Kirin 935 octa-core processor, Mali-T628 graphics and 3 GB of RAM.
Other specs include a fingerprint scanner, a 20-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front shooter, and a 3,100 mAh battery. Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz), GPS, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE.
When it comes to pricing, the upgraded version of the Huawei Honor 7, i.e. the Enhanced Edition, was set to go on sale on Monday, Dec. 15, at 1,999 Yuan (about $309). The original 16 GB version of the smartphone, meanwhile, drops its price to 1,799 Yuan (roughly $278). The Honor 7 Enhanced Edition comes in a gold color option, which should further boost its appeal.