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HUAWEI HONOR 7 rumored to have two different metal variants

The latest report from Chinese media suggests that the upcoming HUAWEI HONOR 7 smartphone will come in two different metal chassis designs.

Published onJune 29, 2015

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Yet another leak has dropped for Huawei’s upcoming HONOR 7 smartphone, which is expected to launch on June 30th. According to Chinese media, the smartphone will arrive in two variants, each featuring a slightly different body build and internal hardware.

This isn’t the first that we have heard of this rumor. Previous leaks have suggested that the HONOR 7 will ship with two models – one premium and one entry level. Originally it had been hinted at that the entry level model would feature 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while the premium variant would bump this up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The latest leak now says that there will be a slight difference in build materials between the two as well.


The entry level model is expected to have a metal frame with rounded corners, presumably meaning that the back cover will be plastic. However, the premium model is said to come with a full metal build. If true, the two models should help HUAWEI compete with high-end build materials used by other premium smartphone manufacturers, while still catering to consumers who have become fans of HUAWEI’s lower cost handsets.

Other expected specifications for the HONOR 7 include a Kirin 935 processor, 5-inch 1080p display, 16 megapixel rear camera and 3,280mAh battery, along with a fingerprint scanner and dual-SIM compatibility. Quick-charging technology was also recently rumored to be heading to the handset.

The final retail price is unknown at this point, but is expected to be in the region of 1999 Yuan ($322) for the entry level model, while the premium handset may cost closer to 2699 Yuan ($435).

Hopefully all will be revealed soon, as an announcement is expected tomorrow, June 30th.

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