Huawei sub-brand Honor yesterday announced the arrival of the Honor View 10 in the U.S. markets. Alongside, the company has also announced a limited edition red colour variant for the Honor 7X. Now the company has also announced that the Honor 7X will receive a new facial recognition and unlocking functionality, also known as Face Unlock in coming days.
As per Honor, beginning in Q1 of 2018, customers will be able to access facial unlock through an OTA update. For those unintended, facial unlock is used to unlock the phone instantly by scanning a recognized user’s face. The company has, however, did not reveal the exact timeframe for the update.
The Honor 7X is priced at Rs 12,999 for the 32GB storage variant, while the 64GB storage option comes with a price tag of 15,999 and it is exclusively available from Amazon.
In addition to the current Aurora Blue, Midnight Black and Platinum Gold colour variants, the new limited edition Honor 7X Red will have 20,000 units and it will be available for purchase just ahead of Valentine’s Day in the United States, Russia, India and Western Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain).
To recap the specs of Honor 7X, the device boasts a metal unibody and a 5.93-inch full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core processor, along with Mali T830-MP2 and can hold up to a 256 GB micro SD card in its expandable storage slot. The Honor 7X is backed by a 4GB of RAM and it comes in 32GB Band64GB of internal storage options. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and has the Huawei Emotion UI 5.1 (EMUI) user interface. A 3340 mAh non-removable battery is inside the phone with fast charging technology which claims to offer up to 21 hours of talk time.
The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, PDAF and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. In its front lies an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. Besides, an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner are also on its back panel just below the camera setup. Besides, the smartphone offers Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. The handset measures 156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm and weighs around 165 grams.