Honor Re-Launches 4A, 5X, 7i & Mate S Smartphones in China with Increased Prices
Huawei is celebrating two years of its Honor brand presence in the homeland China. The mobile technology giant has flown many international technology journalists into their home country for celebrations. But we know any celebration isn’t completed without some interesting showcases. So, that’s why company has showcased its recently announced handset, Honor 5X, Honor 7i and the Mate S at the event.
The Honor 4A is an entry level smartphone that offers decent specifications. The display on this device is of 720p resolution having a pixel density of 294PPI, thanks to small 5-inch screen. Powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor, which is a Quad-core chipset clocking at 1.1GHz. There is a 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card support.
You get an 8-megapixel image sensor that has an aperture number of f/2.0 and LED Flash. There is a 2-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide selfie feature. The device runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop based EMUI 3.1. The device comes in two variants; one comes with 3G connectivity and 4G LTE connectivity. All this is powered by a 2500mAh.
Price: 3G 599 Yuan ($92), 4G 699 ($108)
The Honor 5X is company’s latest offering, which was announced in October this year. The device packs Snapdragon 616 chipset, which was first debuted on the Huawei G8 (Maimang 4). It is an upgraded version of SD615. Coming with Adreno 405 GPU, and the option of 2GB and 3GB RAM variants, it is one of the cheapest smartphones to offer Fingerprint sensor.
With 5.5-inch Display having 1080p resolution you get a good pixel density. You get 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. There is a 13-megapixel sensor on the rear and 5-megapixel sensor on the front. The device offers usual set of connectivity options including 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB and GPS. All this is powered by a 3000mAh battery that has a support of Quick Charge 3.0.
Old Price: 2GB 999 Yuan ($157), 3GB 1399 Yuan ($220)
New Price: 2GB 1099 Yuan ($170), 3GB 1499 Yuan ($230)
Sporting a similar 5.2-inch 1080p display like Honor 7, it is an upgraded version of the original, affordable flagship device. But this time, there is no Kirin chipset, the instead, company has offered Snapdragon 616 processor. This also comes in two variants; 2GB and 3GB RAM, while packing 16GB internal storage on both models. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back just like its predecessor.
The most interesting part of this device is that it has a rotating camera that act as a rear and front camera. It is rotatable up to 180 degrees so that you can use it for taking a selfie. The 13-megapixel image sensor is a Sony CMOS module. The company claims that it is made for tough for rough usage and can last up to two years even if you flip module 136 times a day. That’s very specific of the brand. Talking about the battery, it has a similar 3100mAh battery that should be quite good as the original one.
Old Price: 2GB 1599 Yuan ($247), 3GB 1899 Yuan ($300)
New Price: 2GB 1699 Yuan ($263), 3GB 1999 Yuan ($309)
Huawei Mate S
This is company’s premium flagship handset introduced at the IFA event in September. Sporting a OLED 2.5D curved display on the 5.5-inch real estate, the display has a 1080p resolution with 401 pixel density. There is a Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top of it. Another interesting part about the display is that it comes with Force Touch Display, which is similar to the Apple’s 3D Touch launched on the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. And that is before even Apple’s announcement.
Powered by the powerful Kirin 935 processor, it houses eight cores and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM. There are three internal storage options; 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, present on the Mate S. You get a 13-megapixel image sensor on rear and 8-megapixel sensor on the front. The device is powered by a 4100mAh battery, which comes with fast charging support.
Price: 32GB 649 Euros ($730), 64GB 699 Euros ($786)
The company has showcased these three handsets at a celebration event in China. Expect more coverage from the event as our editor brings the latest information from the event grounds.