Honor – the fledgling smartphone brand spun off from Chinese supergiant Huawei – have released a teaser video for the Honor 7 Android handset, asking “Will it come to Europe?”
Aside from the fact that they definitely wouldn’t make a video if the answer was ‘no’, the teaser does actually answer the question, which is a relief in a world of brands saying “wait and see” until the day the product suddenly drops.
Here’s the video:
Assuming the UK version has the same specs as the global one (not always the case), we’ll be looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 3100mAh battery, a choice of 16GB or 64GB of storage, and 20MP and 8MP cameras. It’s even got a fingerprint sensor. (Specs according to GSM Arena – the PR company was unable to supply them for reasons we don’t quite understand).
Those specs are easily enough to threaten the flagships, but imported versions of the phone are selling for just £300 on Amazon UK. This is Honor and Huawei’s USP: top-end specs at mid-range prices. The only downside in our opinion is the software: while the Honor 7 runs Android Lollipop, it will almost certainly have Huawei’s Emotion UI skin over the top, which we’ve always found intrusive, ugly and unnecessary. Other than that, this looks to be a device we’ll be very interested to get our hands on. If it comes to Europe, of course 😉