We have seen quite a few little-known Chinese manufacturers bringing fingerprint sensor to the mid-range devices, and now we are going to see that from Huawei, the largest Chinese manufacturer and third largest in the global listing. Earlier Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei had launched the Honor 7 smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. The device is priced at just Rs.22,999 in India and also sports high-end specifications.
Huawei had launched a new smartphone Huawei G7 Plus, the successor for Ascend G7 that was launched in 2014. It was already launched in Hong Kong and Taiwan including China. The device comes with a metal body and sports fingerprint sensor for increased security of the device. In China, the device was priced at 2,099 Yuan (approx $330 / Rs. 22,800)
It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass and is powered by the latest Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor. The device comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based EMUI 3.1 and the company also announced the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to launch by the end of February 2016.
On the camera front, it has a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It also has a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. It has a 3,000mAh non-removable battery that can give up to 320 minutes of talk time and last up to 300 hours on standby. It will be available in Silver, Gray, and Gold colors.
The fingerprint sensor can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds and it also supports gestures for viewing notifications or navigating through the home screen. The device was priced at HK$ 2,980 (approx $385 / Rs. 25,500) in Hong Kong and NT$ 12,900 (approx $398 / Rs. 26,000) in Taiwan. There is no information regarding the launch of the device in the other international markets. Stay tuned for more updates…!