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The Honor 7 is a powerhouse smartphone from Huawei’s spin-off brand

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Huawei’s spin-off brand Honor has just launched a new flagship smartphone called the Honor 7.

As a flagship, it’s got fairly beefy specs in tow, including a Huawei-built octa-core 64-bit Kirin 935 processor.

That’s paired with a Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM, and you’ll also get to choose between 16GB and 64GB storage options. There’s a microSD slot too, for good measure.

The Honor 7 display measures 5.2-inches corner to corner, offering a Full HD 1080p pixel resolution with a density of 423ppi.

Snapping potential comes courtesy of a 20-megapixel camera on the rear of the device. That’s got all the bells and whistles, including phase detection AF, an f/2.0 aperture and flash.

Selfie photography, meanwhile, is handled by a 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens – that’s perfect for those with loads of friends, or a really massive face.

Following on from the endless rumours, the Honor 7 also features a fingerprint sensor, a feature that’s quickly becoming par for the course with smartphone security.

It’s also got 4G/LTE capability, as well as NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1.

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Powering this device is a 3,100mAh battery that supports fast-charging for 50 per cent power in just one hour.

This all runs on Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, although it’ll ship skinned with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1.

It’s launched in China now, but it’s set to come to the UK at an unspecified date, just like with the company’s previous smartphones.

For the 16GB model, you can expect to pay around £205, with a dual-sim LTE version pricing up in the region of £225.

Ther 64GB model, meanwhile, will cost you around £255, although Honor has yet to confirm official UK pricing.

If the Honor 7 doesn't take your fancy, however, you can always check out our smartphone group test video:

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