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Honor launches its flagship Honor 7 Phone; Priced at 22999/-

Honor today announced their flagship smartphone Honor 7. This is a fully metallic phone which offers some smart functions and multimedia capabilities though a dedicated button and a gesture based finger print sensor. The Honor 7 is priced at Rs 22,999, and will be available to buy starting October 15th exclusively via Flipkart. The phone is quite well priced and competes with OnePlus 2 and Zenfone 2 in this segment.

The Honor 7’s fully metallic body is air-brushed with a ceramic coating, offering an unmistakably premium finish. The device’s 5.2-inch encasing and carefully positioned buttons and sensors allows for an ergonomic single-handed operation.

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The Honor 7’s frame-free metallic fingerprint reader allows for rapid 360-degree fingerprint authentication from various angles and even boasts a self-learning capability that allows scanning accuracy to be enhanced through the subtle re-recording of registered fingerprints during use. The reader also supports intuitive gesture control that enables users to do everything from answering calls to take photos to check notifications.

The phone is powered with HiSilicon octa-core Kirin 935 processor with its A53 and a 3GB RAM.  The phone claims to eliminate the possibility of overheating with the Its L-shaped circuit board in place.  The battery on the phone is a 3,100mAh battery, also has a reverse-charging capabilities.  The phone runs on Emotion UI v 3.0 and also is powered with Huawei’s Signal+ technology and a dual-antenna design.

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The fingerprint technology integrates dual hardware security defense systems, protecting your private data through the safe, app lock and visitor mode. It provides a solution that requires a smaller fingerprint touch area and screen unlock within shortest time span of 0.5 seconds. It allows the user to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to open the notification panel and double-touch on the fingerprint sensor to dismiss all notifications.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Zhao Gang, Vice-President, Honor International Business said that: “We are enthusiastic to introduce the Honor 7 in India today. The phone is a testament of our commitment and growth across markets. As a global pioneer, Honor travels wide and this is currently demonstrated by its efforts in key markets such as India, Russia, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The device’s precise dimensions and metallic finish offer an optimal form-factor and premium feel, while its smart and multimedia capabilities inspire action and creativity.”

Lets see a detailed review of this device, when I get a chance to play with it later this month.

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Huawei announces Honor 4X for Rs. 10499; Pre-orders start today!

Honor, which is Huawei’s Smartphone e-brand for digital natives, under Huawei, today officially announced the launch of two exciting new 4G smartphones – Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X, which would be sold exclusively through online partner Flipkart.com.

Registration for Honor 4X would start on both hihonor.in and flipkart.com starting at 4 p.m. on March 24, 2015, till midnight of March 29, 2015. The Honor 4X will officially go on sale at 2 p.m. on March 30, 2015, through flipkart.com and can only be purchased by consumers who have successfully completed pre-orders. The Honor 4X is priced at Rs. 10499.

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Honor 4X is powered by a 64 bit Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 1.2Ghz Quad-core CPU with A53 architecture. The phone is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP Front camera and is backed by a powerful 3000mAh battery which lasts for approximately 72 hours.

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Honor 4X offers a 5.5 inch 720p HD screen. With IPS fit-to-screen and OTP single-screen calibration the phone can achieve high-definition image color rendering facilitating practical 3D game switching and stable HD movie viewing.

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It runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with Emotion UI 3.0 on top, this system offers a more intuitive, simple, clear and stylish design. The phone supports 150Mbps super-fast connection of 4G network and is more than 7 times faster than the speed in 3G network. Other than this, the phone has 12bit ADC high-precision gravity sensor, Bluetooth 4.0, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, FM radio and WiFi Direct Connect making one of the most powerful smartphones in this price segment.