The X9a really boosted their confidence
After the massive success of the Honor X9a, the company has boosted its confidence in the Philippine market and is bound to bring in more products. This time, they’re even bringing one of their ultrabooks for Filipino consumers!
Two products are coming soon—namely, the Honor X7a and the MagicBook X14 and X15. The only main difference between the X14 and X15 is their display sizes. Other than that, they are identical.
The Honor X7a, as you have guessed, is a complementary device for the already-released X7. Both are budget phones but they come with different designs and spec sheets. For instance, the X7a is actually weaker, sporting a Helio G37 chipset. The X7 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The X7a comes with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage expandable through a MicroSD Card.
The display is the same, an HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD screen but the X7a lacks a high refresh rate. It also comes with a 50MP primary camera, a 5MP Ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 8MP selfie camera is situated on a dewdrop notch. It uses a 5330mAh battery with 22.5W Fast charging. It charges through USB-C and also supports 5W wireless charging.
- 6.75″ HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD
- MediaTek Helio G37 (12nm)
- 50MP (Primary), f/1.8
- 5MP (Ultrawide), f/2.0
- 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
- 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 8MP, f/2.0
- MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 13
- 5330mAh, 22.5W Fast Charging
- USB-C, 3.5mm jack, MicroSD Card Slot, Dual Nano-SIM Slot
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) Wi-Fi, OTG, NFC
- Titanium Silver, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black
- 4/64: TBA
- 6/128: TBA
Honor MagicBook X14/X15
The MagicBook X14 and X15 are two nearly identical laptops from Honor. Their design is reminiscent of Huawei’s MateBook D14 and 15 which is not surprising due to their origins as a Huawei subsidiary. Aside from the display and battery capacity (42WHr for the X15 and 56WHr for the X14), everything else is the same.
The display is a FullHD+ (1920x1080px) IPS LCD. The global version features either an Intel Core i3-10110U CPU or an i5-10210U CPU which means this laptop is not designed with heavy gaming in mind but rather for productivity tasks while also being able to handle an acceptable level of multitasking. This CPU is paired with 8 or 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM and either 256 or 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD at the helm. Honor did not mention whether you could expand the RAM or the storage.
It comes with a backlit keyboard. Both sizes do not come with a number pad. From afar, the laptop resembles a MacBook Air which is also not surprising considering this is how the MateBooks were also designed. The power button also has a fingerprint reader below it.
Both laptops are charged via a 65W USB-C charger. Both laptops have Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. The laptop has a small number of ports. Very minimal. The ports are composed of a single USB-A 3.0 Gen 1, a single 2nd-gen USB-A, a single USB-C which could be used to both charge the laptop and transfer data, and an HDMI port. While Honor’s website did not state a 3.5mm auxilliary port, the laptop has one based on the images. It comes in only one colour which is Space Grey.
- 14″ (X14) or 15.6″ (X15) FullHD+ (1920x1080px) IPS LCD, 16:9, 178° viewing angle, 250nits brightness
- Intel Core i3-10110U or Intel Core i5-10210U
- Intel UHD Graphics (Integrated)
- 8/16GB DDR4 Dual-Channel RAM, 256/512GB NVMe PCIe SSD Storage
- 1x USB-A 2.0
- 1x USB-A 3.1
- 1x USB-C
- 1x HDMI
- 1x Audio port
- Windows 11 Home
- HD Webcam, Backlit Keyboard (no number pad on both sizes)
- 56WHr Battery (X14) or 42WHr Battery (X15)
- 65W USB-C Fast Charging
- Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, Power button-embedded fingerprint scanner
- Space Grey
- 8/256: TBA
- 16/512: TBA
Both the X7a and the MagicBook X14/X15 are arriving on February 22nd. Please wait by then so you would know their prices. The X7a comes in three colours: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Titanium Silver