upper-midrange G line of smartphones has gained a new member starting today:
the G7 Plus. This is a model that's clearly meant to be positioned as the
successor to theAscend G7 from last year, and as such it improves upon its predecessor
in many areas.
The Huawei G7 Plus comes with a
5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top, a 13 MP rear camera
with dual-tone LED flash, a 5 MP selfie snapper, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615
chipset at the helm (with 1.5 GHz octa-core CPU), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of
expandable storage, dual-SIM functionality, 4G LTE, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
It runs Android 5.1 with Huawei's
own EMUI 3.1. Its dimensions are 152.5 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm, and it weighs 167g. The
G7 Plus is made out of 90% metal, with only a couple of plastic panels on the
back that hide its various antennas. There's a fingerprint scanner under the
The phone should receive an update
to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in February of next year. It's being priced at
around $330 sans contract, and will be offered in three color versions -
silver, grey, and gold. Right now it's only gone official in Thailand, but we
expect it to launch in many more countries soon.