The Honor X7b Launches Today! It Features a 108MP Primary Camera and a Design Inspired from the Honor 90

See, it even has the same camera layout and everything.

Today, Honor will launch yet another smartphone, the X7b, to be slotted below the X8b. It seems like the brand is seeing smashing success in the Philippines that it is releasing more and more phones and other related products.

While it highlights the 108MP camera, when we saw this for the first time, we thought it was the Honor 90 due to the striking resemblance of it, especially when it comes to the camera island. There is already an Honor 90 Lite so this one is an Honor 90 Lite LITE. That’s “Lite” twice!

Aside from that, it seems like Honor has listened to its customers and has increased the battery size from 5000mAh to 6000mAh. It will be soon when even 5000mAh is going to be considered small for phones. It’s just a matter of time when we start measuring phone batteries in Watt-Hours like in laptops. This big battery (big for now) is complemented with 35W fast charging and is said to last for three days on stand-by.

The phone features a 6.8″ FullHD+ TFT LCD screen with a bright 850nits brightness. We’re a little suspicious of that TFT LCDs because more often than not, these types of displays perform worse than IPS ones. However, TFTs can handle refresh rates better which means a missed opportunity for the brand to include higher refresh rates while still maintaining its good price. Even 90Hz is better than the standard 60Hz.

There is one functional camera at the back (unless you count the 5MP ultrawide and 2MP macro as functional) and a single 8MP camera at the front. The back features a 108MP camera, an upgrade over the X7a’s 50MP.

It uses the same chipset as the X8b, that is, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. It comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, a notch lower than what the X8b offers. Also, the phone does not have stereo speakers so it has to compensate for that by having a software tweaked 200% volume instead, a gimmick we commonly see on a lot of budget phones. There’s a reason midrangers don’t usually have this “feature”. They have proper stereo speakers or better hardware.

There are three colours to choose from and surprisingly, instead of a more neutral Titanium Silver, Flowing Silver, a colour that is closer to cyan with a neat-looking back, is used. Other colours include Emerald Green and Midnight Black.

Its price is yet to be announced in the Philippines!


  • 6.8″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) TFT LCD, 850nits peak brightness
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm)
    • 108MP (Primary), f/1.75
    • 5MP (Ultrawide), f/2.2
    • 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 8MP, f/2.0
  • MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13
  • 6000mAh, 35W fast charging
  • USB-C, 3.5mm jack, Virtual RAM, MicroSD Card Slot
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/c, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Emerald Green, Flowing Silver, Midnight Black
  • PRICE:
    • 8/256: TBA