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Honor 7C and Honor 7A launch with low price tags plus fingerprint and face unlock

Honor has launched two new budget smartphones - the Honor 7C and Honor 7A - tasked with propping up the bottom end of its handset lineup, while also offering a few flagship features.

Both phones boast large, 18:9 aspect ratio displays, rear fingerprint scanners and face unlock smarts ( face unlock will arrive via an OTA (over the air) update in May).

They also feature a 3-in-1 tray that can support two SIM cards and a microSD card, allowing you to build on the phone's internal storage.

Handset specs

The Honor 7C is the more expensive of the two, with a price tag of £169.99. For that you get a 5.99-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 450 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, dual rear cameras (13MP + 2MP), 8MP front camera and a 3,000mAh battery.

Meanwhile the Honor 7A will set you back just £139.99. It comes with a still big 5.7-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and a 3,000mAh battery.

Both phones will be available in black and blue, and run Android 8 Oreo with parent company Huawei's EMUI 8 over the top.

There's no firm release date for either handset, but we're told that both phones should be available in the UK by the end of April.

John McCann

Global Managing Editor

John got his first phone aged 12 and since then he's been fixated on all things mobile. Previously Phones Editor, John now looks after the day-to-day running of the site. When he's not got his head buried in mobile tech, you'll find John sitting behind the wheel in his regular TR Drives column.