Honor 7C starts at $140 in China with 2:1 screen, dual cameras, facial recognition

Just in case you needed more Huawei-made, Honor-branded 18:9 options with thin screen bezels, dual rear-facing cameras and low price points, the 7C is now out in China.

Unlikely to ever expand to the Western Hemisphere, the mid-range 6-incher looks similar but not completely identical to the popular Honor 7X on the outside. Both phones are largely made of premium metal, with 2.5D curved glass also in tow, but the Honor 7C is ever so slightly taller, wider and thicker than its cousin while weighing a gram less.

Unsurprisingly, the new guy packs a marginally smaller 3000mAh battery too, although its lower-res 1440 x 720 display and modest Snapdragon 450 processor should probably help keep the lights on for a satisfactory amount of time.

The Honor 7C’s rear shooter is similar but not identical as well, both in terms of positioning and technology. The main lens is downgraded from 16 to 13 megapixels, with a secondary 2MP sensor contributing to (middling) portrait photography.

You get a more than respectable single 8MP selfie camera, Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 on the software side of things, as well as both facial and fingerprint recognition with the Honor 7C, all at a starting price of just 899 Yuan.

That roughly equates to $140, with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space onboard, whereas CNY 1,299 ($205 or so) buys you a 4/64 gig configuration. Actual sales will be underway tomorrow, March 13, in a number of color options – black, red, gold and blue.

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