Honor unveiled the 7X in China back in October, and since it released its predecessor - the Honor 6X – in the UK, there’s every chance the new phone will be arriving here soon.

When is the Honor 7X release date?

Honor is holding a launch in London on 5 December. It could choose to launch the 7X at this event, but it’s also rumoured that it will announce a higher-end V10 model. As of yet, it’s unconfirmed whether either – or both phones – will be officially announced on that date.

For now, you can read our hands-on review of the Honor 7X.

How much will the Honor 7X cost?

No UK price has been confirmed, but the old model cost £224 when it launched at the start of 2017. You can now buy it for as little as £179.99 from Amazon which, given the specifications of the 7X, is pretty exciting if you want a huge screen in a small body at an affordable price.

Obviously we'll have to wait and see how much the phone costs if it does launch here, but in China the 32GB model is 1999 Yuan, which translates directly to £229 - very close. Sadly, prices tend to increase for the UK, so don't hold your breath for a sub-£250 tag.

What are the Honor 7X specifications?

Although a European or UK model could differ in its specs, the Chinese model has a 5.93in screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160x1080. Those are pretty much the same specs as the Mate 10 Pro’s screen, although for the 7X it’s an IPS rather than pOLED display.

Honor 7X

On the back you’ll find dual cameras just as on the Honor 6X, but this time arranged horizontally rather than vertically. The main camera is 16Mp – up from 12Mp – but the secondary is still 2Mp as it’s used for depth sensing rather than taking photos.

Honor 7X

At the front, there’s an 8Mp selfie camera which looks to be identical to the 6X’s and the same capacity 3340mAh battery inside.

Processing power comes from the Kirin 659 chip with 4GB of RAM. In China there’s a choice of 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards. It’s a dual-SIM phone, but you have to choose whether you want to use the second slot in the tray for a SIM or a microSD card.

Again, on the Chinese model there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB charging port. Due to the thin top and bottom screen bezels the fingerprint scanner is located on the back.

The phone comes in the signature Blue, but there are also Black and Gold models. Whether there will be the same choice if the phone goes on sale here remains unknown.

Here are the main specifications, but note these are for the Chinese model and any potential UK model may differ: 

  Honor 7X
Operating system Android 7 + EMUI 5.1
Screen 5.93in 2160x1080 touchscreen, 407ppi 
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor (4x 2.36GHz + 4x 1.7GHz)
GPU Mali T830-MP2
RAM 4GB
Storage 32/64/128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Main camera(s) 16Mp + 2Mp, support for 1080p video
Front camera 8Mp
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
NFC TBC
GPS GPS + Glonass
Cellular 4G LTE Cat.18
SIM Dual nano-SIM (hybrid tray)
Battery 3340mAh, non-removable
Charge and sync microUSB
Water resistance TBC
Dimensions 156.5mm x 75.3mm x 7.6mm
Weight 165g
Colours Blue, Black, Gold