In 2020, Huawei sold Honor after U.S. regulations started to reduce the company to a shell of what it once was. That is not to suggest, therefore, that Huawei has not recovered since creating the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem and its own HarmonyOS operating system. One of the top smartphones of 2022 was the Mate 50 Pro (while being unable to connect to 5G signals).
When Huawei sold Honor for the equivalent of $15 billion, it showed compassion. As long as Honor resided under Huawei’s roof, the limitations imposed by the United States on Huawei also applied to them. Also, Honor was having trouble getting chips and was unable to utilize the Google Mobile Services (GMS) version of Android while all of this was going on.
This is why, by getting go of Honor, Huawei not only made a ton of money to make up for some of the sales it lost, but it also allowed Honor the ability to utilise its American supply chain. Honor was no longer guilty by association after the transaction.
Honor Play 7T and Play 7T Pro: Specs
Honor announced that the Honor 50 series will integrate Google Mobile Services in May 2021, and that is precisely what occurred. The Honor Play 7T and Play 7T Pro are two mid-range smartphones that Honor is currently offering. The Dimensity 6020 SoC from MediaTek powers both devices. The two phones each include a 50MP sensor supporting the main camera in addition to a 2MP depth sensor. Also, the two phones enable 5G connectivity and come pre-installed with Magic UI 6.1, which is based on Android 12.
A 3.5mm headphone jack and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner are features shared by both phones. Although though earphone jacks have been extinct for a while, you can still find them on some mid-range phones, like these two.
The 6.74-inch IPS LCD screen on the Honor Play 7T features a waterdrop notch that conceals the 5MP front-facing camera, a 90Hz refresh rate, and FHD+ resolution. The device’s massive 6000mAh battery charges at a 22.5W rate. The 6.7-inch LTPS LCD screen of the 7T Pro has a punch-hole for the 8MP front-facing camera. The display features a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. Although the 4000mAh battery in the 7T Pro is smaller than the one on the 7T, it charges more quickly at 40W.
Honor Play 7T and Play 7T Pro Pricing and colors
Let’s have a look at the available colors. Titanium silver, cyan, and black are the color options for the Honor Play 7T. CNY 1,099, or $160, is the price of the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For CNY 1,299 ($189), you can get a device with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The Honor 7T’s Memory may be increased from 8GB to 13GB thanks to Honor’s clever storage technology. This makes use of virtual RAM that is obtained via the device’s extra storage. This feature is exclusive to the Honor 7T and is not available on the Honor 7T Pro.
You can buy the Honor Play 7T Pro in silver, green, or black. The pricing of the device with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is RMB 1,499 ($218). More space is required. The Honor 7T Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs CNY 1,699 ($247). In Honor’s Chinese online shop, both of the new Honor Play 7T series phones are already available. Open sales will start on April 6th.
Although the price may not be to your taste, you may buy Honor phones on eBay if you reside in the United States.