Launched late last year, the Honor 7X remains one of the best smartphones in its price segment. However, increasing competition from the Redmi Note 5 devices and the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has seemingly forced a minor price-correction which keeps the device relevant in a segment that has become ground zero for smartphone wars in India.
According to a Huawei press release, the 3GB+32GB model of the Honor 7X will now start at Rs. 11,999, while the 4GB + 64GB model will now be available for Rs. 14,999. While the former was launched at Rs. 12,999, the latter came with a Rs. 15,999 price tag. The new prices are effective today onwards on Amazon India. EMI and Exchange Offers are also available for the device on the e-commerce site.
The company also says that the new models will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box in the form of Huawei’s proprietary Android skin, EMUI 8.0. The update started rolling out in the country last month after hitting the US and some other parts of the world in April.
The new software brings a whole host of new features, including software-based Face Unlock, a Gaming Mode for smoother gameplay, a Power Saving mode to optimize battery life, an Uninterrupted Mode to stop interruptions during full-screen usage, and locked navigation keys to avoid accidental presses during gaming sessions.
The update also brings a safety feature called ‘Ride Mode’ that notifies the caller that the user is currently riding and cannot answer calls. There’s also a shortcut to the Paytm app that will allow users to assign a specific fingerprint to Paytm in order to bypass all the other steps and land directly on the app’s payment section. The default camera app is also getting a new AR Lens feature that allows users to preview AR effects even before clicking an image.
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