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Honor’s 7X looks to offer reduced bezels at a reduced price

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Huawei’s Honor sub-brand has announced its newest midrange device, the Honor 7X, which serves as the successor to last year’s Honor 6X. Like the 6X, which served as a cheaper option below the Honor 8 (Honor’s 2016 flagship), the 7X is a more budget-minded alternative to this year’s Honor 9 flagship.

But while the 6X stood out from other budget phones by offering a dual-camera system usually found on high-end smartphones, the 7X is hoping to make an impression by going bigger, with a 5.93-inch “Fullview” display to evoke the reduced-bezel designs of flagships like the Galaxy S8 or iPhone X. The Honor 7X also offers a fingerprint reader and an entirely metal shell, which are both nice additions.

Of course, the 7X is still a midrange smartphone, so the end result isn’t quite the same truly bezel-less design that Apple and Samsung’s dramatically more expensive devices offer.

The rest of the specs are more or less what you’d expect from a midrange device like this: Huawei’s own Kirin 659 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,340mAh battery. There’s no USB-C, no waterproofing, no NFC, no wireless charging, and no Android Oreo — yet, anyway. (Honor is promising an update in 2018.)

Honor hasn’t revealed a price or release date for the 7X yet, but more details on both should be coming at an event on December 5th.