Introduction Huawei is the latest manufacturer to join the 18:9 ratio hype with its subsidiary brand Honor after plenty of companies keep introducing phones with tall screens. The Honor 7X was just launched in China and we already have first-hand impressions of the device. Huawei has upgraded the chipset compared to the Honor 6X and there is a Kirin 659 ticking inside the new device. It’s not a high end chipset, mind you. Performance-wise it should be quite similar to the Kirin 658 as seen in the popular mid-ranger Huawei P10 Lite. The screen on the Honor 7X is also visibly different from the Honor 6X’s – now it has 18:9 ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels for resolution, or Full HD+ as some already call it. Honor 7X front • Gold • Blue • Black The cameras are still dual but positioned in a horizontal setup. Some might say they even look like Minion eyes. Huawei is not rushing with ditching the headphone jack, it’s still down there. Huawei Honor 7X Body: metal and glass; Screen: 5.93″ LTPS-LCD 18:9, Full HD+ resolution (407ppi); Gorilla Glass Camera: 16 MP sensor + 2 MP sensor Video: Full HD recording OS: EMUI 5.1, based on Android Nougat 7.0 Platform: HiSilicon Kirin 659; octa-core CPU (4 x CortexA53 2.36GHz + 4 x CortexA53); Mali T830-MP2 GPU Memory: 4GB of RAM; 32 GB, 64GB or 128GB storage (microSD slot available) Battery: 3,340mAh/3,240mAh (sealed) Misc: Huawei Histen 3D Audio, microUSB, fingerprint reader Price: CNY1,299 – CNY1,999/$200 – $300 (available from October 17) Looks like quite the improvement from the Honor 6X. Check out our initial thoughts after the first hands-on experience on the next page.