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Huawei Shows Off The Honor 7 & Mystery Wearable

Honor has unveiled its latest range of mobile devices as it makes a major statement of intent for the smartphone and wearables market.

The Huawei-owned brand has taken to wraps of its latest smartphone, the Honor 7, as well as teasing a mystery first wearable device called the Honor Band Zero (pictured below).

The latter came courtesy of a tweet sent out by the company’s account reading: “#Honor’s smart wearable device that embodies a minamalistic design, that’s #HonorBandZero. #HuaweiFacts”.

Moving up

This marks the first mention of a wearable device from Honor, and as such there’s little extra information available at the moment.

However the company was much more forgiving about the Honor 7 smartphone, which is the successor to the Honor 6+, and features some much-improved hardware.

This includes a CPU packing in four Cortex A53 cores, one set of which is clocked at 2.2GHz, with the others at 1.5 GHz, along with a Mali T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

The screen is slightly smaller than the 6+, measuring in at 5.2in compared to its older brother’s 5.5in, but the Honor 7 will come with a gesture-sensitive fingerprint scanner on its rear panel, meaning users will be able to interact with the device without touching the screen.

This includes unlocking the device, as well as authorising mobile payments and controlling the notification panel and 21MP rear camera.

Software-wise, the Honor 7 will run Huwai’s own Emotion UI on top of Android Lollipop, and will also support Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE networks.

So far only a Chinese release date has been announced, where three versions of the device will go on sale on July 7 starting from 1999 yuan (£206) for the basic 16GB LTE-enabled edition.

However we’re sure that given the enthusiastic reception for the company’s past devices, the Honor 7 will arrive in the UK soon.

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Mike Moore

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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