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All-metal HONOR 7 leaks, launches June 24

The HUAWEI HONOR 7 has leaked revealing an all-metal build with a fingerprint scanner and HUAWEI have sent out invites to the launch event on June 24.

Published onJune 8, 2015

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HUAWEI may have announced its P8 Lite smartphone in the US last week but the company’s not stopping there with a new leak showing off its upcoming HONOR 7 smartphone in pictures. The HONOR 7 has been rumoured numerous times and the latest leak shows off that the HONOR 7 will feature an all-metal build which is almost identical to the company’s Ascend Mate 7 flagship phablet.

The leak reveals that the fingerprint sensor from the Ascend Mate 7 will also make it to the HONOR 7 and the handset will feature 4G LTE connectivity, supporting the TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000, CDMA 1X and GSM network bands. Interestingly, the connectivity bands suggest this particular variant is headed to China and while it could make an appearance in Europe and the USA, I’d definitely expect the list of bands supported to be expanded.

Previous rumours have suggested that the HONOR 7 will feature a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) display, which offers 441 pixels per inch density. It’s expected to be powered by HUAWEI’s own Kirin 935 processor – which also powers the HUAWEI P8 flagship – with a choice of two storage/RAM configurations. The entry level model will come with 16GB internal storage paired with 3GB RAM while the premium model will feature 64GB internal storage paired with 4GB RAM.

Both variants of the handset should come equipped with a non-removable 3280mAh battery, which should mean it won’t have the same reversible charging feature as the HONOR 6 Plus. The array of connectivity options should also include Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi n/ac and possibly the dual antenna from the P8. On its flagship, HUAWEI’s dual antenna means the handset can use either antennae for coverage and in testing, the antennae proved best for LTE connectivity, speeds and reliability.

Pricing for the HONOR 7 hasn’t been confirmed but given the pricing of past HONOR devices, we’d expect it to be around the mid-range price, despite the premium specs list. As an example, the HONOR 6 Plus offers similar specs to the flagship Ascend Mate 7 but costs a fraction of the price. A previous leak suggests the standard variant will cost 1999 Yuan ($322) and launhc at the end of June while the premium model will cost 2699 Yuan ($435) and will launch in July.

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Either way, there won’t be long to wait until we find out as HUAWEI has today confirmed the HONOR 7 will launch on June 24. The event is being held in China and the company could unveil one or both of the HONOR 7 variants at the event. We should also hear more about global availability and we’ll of course let you know when Huawei reveals all at the end of the month.

Are you planning to buy the HONOR 7? Let us know your views in the comments!

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