Huawei's Honor 7X India launch: Check out specs, price and features

The Honor View 10 proves you don't need to spend over £500 on a flagship smartphone

Honor unveils View 10 with 5.99-inch screen & AI capabilities

Thanks to the Kirin processor and its AI capabilities, a partnership with Microsoft for AI-enhanced translations was announced on stage, just like the Mate 10, with the same Translator app preloaded out of the box. It has 13 scene recognitions at launch with more to follow.

The Honor View 10 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with the company's EMUI 8.0 skinned on top.

Speaking at the launch, Honor CEO George Zhao noted that the new devices marked the start of the company "redefining" its global strategy to mark its two anniversary of launching in Europe. Powering the Honour 7X is a massive 3340 mAh (typical) battery.

For some reason, Honor has also included a business card scanning function in a phone aimed at the youth market. Charging at up to 4.5A should deliver quick, cool refills.

Honor did opt to keep a few things that customers will be happy about, like the headphone jack. Below the display, you'll find a fingerprint sensor, seemingly shoehorned into the bottom bezel with barely enough space. The smartphone is what Honor claims to be its first AI smartphone. For a more detailed look at the View 10's specs and features, be sure to check out our hands-on report. The phone also can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes. Now that 2-megapixel shooter is not going to actually take the photos for you, what it does is it grabs depth information, making it very useful for portrait mode shots or macro shots.

The Honor View 10 proves you don't need to spend over £500 on a flagship smartphone
Honor 7X and View 10: Specs, Price, and Availability Details

The price is what makes these phones entirely different. It will also feature a 13MP front-facing camera.

While we're tempering excitement with caution, the 7X undoubtedly looks like one of the best possible new devices you can get for $200, especially as the new Redmi devices are yet to be launched. It includes a feature to stop it working when your eyes are closed, so no one can open your phone in your sleep.

Unlike the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, which have glass backs, the Honor View 10 has a metal unibody. The biggest sticking point will likely be Huawei's highly differentiated (and some might say not entirely pretty) EMUI software, which isn't as clean as super-lean OxygenOS.

For gamers the Honor 7X's 18:9 screen lets them see more when in the midst of the action. However, the device will be made available in India along with the other Europian market from 8th January and we can expect the price tag of the smartphone by the end of this week.

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