Huawei's sub-brand Honor has now confirmed the arrival of the Honor 7S in India, following a recent report citing industry sources that claimed it would be launched in the first week of September. The company is teasing the smartphone on its website, and has even launched a contest for users to win the smartphone. The Honor 7S is said to be the same as the Honor Play 7 launched in China in May this year. The Honor 7S has already been launched in Pakistan, and now it's making is arrival in the Indian market. The company should reveal pricing and availability details of the smartphone soon.
Honor is running a Spin to Win contest on its website, giving users a chance to win the upcoming Honor 7S, as well as the already launched Honor Play, Honor 9N, and the Honor Band 3. Users need to sign up to play the game, and they get three chances to spin the wheel every day and try their luck. Sharing this on social media increases the chances you get to spin the wheel. The contest will run till September 7. While the Honor 7S price is not yet known, the Honor 9N is priced at Rs. 13,999, the Honor Play is priced at Rs. 9,999 and the Honor Band 3 is priced at Rs. 2,499.
Most of the specifications of the Honor 7S remain identical to the Honor Play 7, however there's a slight downgrade in the selfie camera department. The smartphone is priced in Pakistan at PKR 14,499 (roughly Rs. 8,400).
Honor 7S specifications
As for specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 7S was launched in Pakistan running Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and sporting a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) FullView display. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Storage is expandable up to 256GB (via microSD).
In terms of optics, the phone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with PDAF and LED flash. On the front, the phone gets a 5-megapixel sensor, instead of the 24-megapixel shooter on the Honor Play 7. The Honor 7S comes with an eye protection mode that applies a blue light filter to the display making it easier to read. Apart from that, Honor also advertises a louder earpiece for clearer voice calls.
Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.As for connectivity options, the Honor 7S gets 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 with LE, GLONASS, GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a 3,020mAh battery under the hood with smart management capabilities.