The Honor 7S – Everything you need to know

From what we can see, the Honor 7S we mentioned yesterday is so new that you can’t even buy the thing yet. What we have been told is that it’ll sell for “around $110”, which is about £82 / or €93 but you can probably round that up to £99.99 / €99.99 in both instances when it’s on sale.

It comes with a microSD expansion slot which also has space for two SIM cards. Not only that, but it has Android 8.1, an LED Selfie light for a better shot of yourself and a big 5.45″ 1440×720 18:9 screen. The phone also has a loud earpiece for making calls in noisy environments and a 13 megapixel rear shooter with Phase Detection Auto Focus. Honor have also added a 3020mAh battery and a clever battery management feature to keep you ticking along for longer.

There’s 16GB of storage on board, 2GB of memory, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi and a 3.5mm audio jack.

As you’ll see from my video below, I automatically assumed that it would have a Huawei-built Kirin processor but… no… it’s got a Mediatek MT6739 CPU instead. This is a quad-core 1.5GHz chip and, well, as you’ll see, I struggled somewhat after becoming used to the blistering speed of the top-end Honor 10. The cat likes it though, so here goes…